HOUSTON, May 18 (UPI) — NASA says space shuttle Atlantis, now linked with the International Space Station, is presenting some good sighting opportunities around the world.
Atlantis — on its final planned space mission — and the space station will be flying together 220 miles from Earth until Sunday, circling the planet every 90 minutes. With the shuttle attached, NASA said the station appears even brighter than usual in the morning and evening sky. The station can be seen every day from various locations around the world just prior to sunrise and just after sunset.
“There are good sighting opportunities, weather permitting, on Tuesday for Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee; on Wednesday for California and Texas; and on Thursday for Florida,” NASA officials said.
Information about when the spacecraft will be visible over specific cities is available at http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html.
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