May 14 - 16, 2010 will be a good weekend to look up!
Space Weather News for May 14, 2010
Today's edition of SpaceWeather News features a remarkable 3D movie of the International Space Station (ISS) recorded by French astrophotographer Thierry Legault. No special glasses are required to see the ISS pop out of your screen in amazing detail.
The movie will whet your appetite for a weekend of bright spaceships and planets.
On Friday, May 14 at 2:20 pm EDT, space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center on its final voyage to the ISS. An on-time liftoff would set the stage for an incredible sky show. On Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, many observers will be able to see Atlantis and the ISS flying past Venus and the crescent Moon in the evening sky.
Visit SpaceWeather.com for sky maps and more information. Seeing the ISS is easy if you know when to look.
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