Check this out! NASA will be conducting some night launches fairly soon which means you can probably catch a glimpse of rocket fun from your own backyard! To get the details of the when and where click here for the full article.
During the mornings of Feb. 8, 9, 19 and 20 it may be possible to see Endeavour and the space as two separate entities, appearing as bright moving “stars.” At all other times during the mission, you’ll see only one singular bright moving star, as that will be when the two space vehicles are docked together.
Where to look
- Southeast U.S. coastline: Anywhere north of Cape Canaveral, viewers should initially concentrate on the south-southwest horizon. If you are south of the Cape, look low toward the north-northeast. If you’re west of the Cape, look low toward the east-northeast.
- Mid-Atlantic region: Look toward the south about 3 to 6 minutes after launch.
- Northeast: Concentrate your gaze low toward the south-southeast about 6 to 8 minutes after launch.
For most viewers, the shuttle will appear to literally skim the horizon, so be sure there are no buildings or trees to obstruct your view.
UPDATE: Shuttle is in orbit!
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