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Rachel Hoover
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
650-604-4789
rachel.hoover@nasa.gov
May 23, 2011
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M11-33
 
 
Space Shuttle, Station Sighting Opportunities Available May 27, 29
 
 
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- Weather permitting, San Francisco Bay Area residents will have two good opportunities to see the International Space Station and space shuttle Endeavour during its final flight as they pass overhead at approximately 5:15 a.m. PDT on Friday, May 27 and again at 4:27 a.m. PDT on Sunday, May 29.

The shuttle crew and station with the Expedition 27 crew aboard are nearly 220 miles above Earth's surface. Together, they will look like a bright star in the pre-dawn sky as they approach from the southwest, fly almost directly overhead and travel northeast.

Space enthusiasts may also track the current position of the station and other spacecraft orbiting Earth using the NASA App for the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as the NASA App HD on the iPad. The Apps also allow users to find and share current visible sighting opportunities for the station and shuttle. iPad, iPhone 3GS and 4 users also will see a working compass at the top of the screen to help locate the visible pass approach and departure path. Both Apps are available free of charge at the App Store from Apple.

For more information about the NASA App, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasaapp

For sighting opportunities from specific cities in California, visit:

http://go.usa.gov/jvM

For the latest information about the International Space Station, its crews and scientific research taking place onboard, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For more about NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ames
 

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