So last night, I look up the orbit of the ISS and that site is pretty darn cool. It's about 9:45pm and I noticed the orbit of the ISS is over Southeast Asia. Way too far too see it tonight... um, no! There's another page that tells you where to look in the sky and at what time and day! Woohoo... in about 10 minutes the ISS is passing over Concord! So I take Ashleigh in the backyard (yes she's up... thank you!) and we look in the general direction which is SSW and wait.
We didn't have to wait long although we had a false alarm when Ashleigh and I spotted another satellite. This one was nearly straight above us but it was going the wrong direction.
Moments later though behind our neighbors trees I spotted a really bright light. No blinking. Going fast. Yup! I called Dave and we watched it streak across the night sky. It lasted only a minute or so and then sped on. So cool.
So we saw the space shuttle (or space kettle as Ashleigh says) last night!
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