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Saturday, June 9

See the ISS and Space Shuttle Tonight!

Thanks to Stu over at Cumbrian Sky for the "heads up" on this one. Tonight (Saturday 9th) you can see the International Space Station closely followed space shuttle Atlantis pass over within minutes of each other. (ISS 22:45 and Atlantis 22.59 at their highest due South but they will be visible in the West a few minutes earlier, before disappearing off into the East) Watch out for more good passes on Heavens Above.


This stunning picture of the ISS was taken from the UK by Mike Tyrrell using an amateur telescope. Visit his website for more amazing images.

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