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Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 272
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 - 2:54 pm:   Edit Post

I don't know how many of you are stargazers but here's a couple of links to track the Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station as it orbits our wee planet.



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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1357
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 12:09 am:   Edit Post

If you can catch this going overhead, and you're fortunate enough for it to happen just before/after dawn or sunset, it's an amazing sight.

Several missions back, the local TV weatherman advised what time and from what direction it would pass over Nashville. Sure enough, I went outside got my bearings and waited. Saw it passing from SW to NE from horizon to horizon, one hell of a reflection as it was still in sunlight at altitude versus my being in dusk on the ground. 17,500 miles looks REAL fast from the ground!

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Username: glocke

Post Number: 673
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 1:03 am:   Edit Post

Cool...Im a stargazer, even own a fairly decent scope (ETX 125) although I havent had a chance to use it for over a year...

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