Kennedy News

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

May 18, 2010
Good Space Shuttle and Space Station Sighting Chances This Week
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Central Florida will have two good opportunities May 18, and May 20, to see the International Space Station with shuttle Atlantis docked to it, weather permitting.

The space station with its six-person Expedition 23 crew and Atlantis with its six astronauts are orbiting Earth about 220 miles up. The spacecraft will pass almost directly overhead on Tuesday night and Thursday night.

On Tuesday, the station and Atlantis will travel for two minutes from the northwest toward the southeast at 9:16 p.m. EDT.

On Thursday, the spacecraft will travel for three minutes, again from the northwest toward the southeast at 8:30 p.m.

For sighting opportunities from specific cities in Florida, visit:®ion=Florida

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

For information on NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit:


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