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Old 10-25-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Did you see the ISS and Shuttle flyover last night? The ISS was first and the Shuttle was two minutes later trying to catch it. Today the Shuttle is docked and the flyover tonight will be bright. It will be at 7:09 in the the NE sky at an altitude of 56 degrees.

I've never seen the two fly over together so this should be good. The sky will be clear and the air is clean so enjoy.

Here is the Website to check for future flyovers.

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Old 10-25-2007, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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So was that what I saw flying over my house last night? I thought it was a plane at first but then saw a jet stream behind it.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Default Thanks for the link.

I missed it by about 10 minutes, tonight. Maybe tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I saw it. The sky was still very light, but ithe ISS was very bright. I estimated it at magnitude -3.5, but it was hard to estimate since there was nothing to compare it to. The sky was so light that nothing else was visible yet. It looked a lot like like Venus, except that it was nearly overhead and moving fast.

I also saw it last night, using 7x50 binoculars, with the shuttle 2½ minutes behind. Very cool!
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Didn't see a darned thing. We looked all over the NE, but maybe b/c I'm in Houston we couldn't see it?
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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My son got to see it while he was at football practice. Of course my husband didn't call to tell me so I could go outside. Argh!!!! I will watch for it tonight.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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We got to see it - very cool! I believe we will be able to see it again tonight, at 7:37 PM. I am not positive on that time, though.
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:29 AM
 
Location: SanAnFortWAbiHoustoDalCentral, Texas
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WOW ! ! ! I was out walking the dog and saw some neighbors standing around looking up and around. A local balcony was in disarray and some building lights were out so I thought there had been a burglary or some other problem. Then those lights came on at about the same time I looked up and saw that magic object in the sky. It looked long, tubular and bright. I thought maybe it was a UFO passing by and that's why those lights come on. Spooky...

I signed up at the link above, set an alarm on my cell so now I'm armed and ready.

Thanks muchos for the heads up, so to speak.

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