Northern Nevadans to catch glimpse of space crafts |

Northern Nevadans to catch glimpse of space crafts

Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Northern Nevadans will have the opportunity to see the international space station and the space shuttle Endeavor when they rendezvous later this week.

Weather permitting, the space station should be visible with the naked eye between 9:12 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, said Keith Johnson, associate director of the University of Nevada-Reno’s Fleischmann’s Planetarium.

The station will look like a bright star rising in the sky from the northwest and will travel toward the north before disappearing in the Earth’s shadow in the east, he said.

Johnson said the shuttle should be visible a few minutes before or after and will follow a similar path

On Sunday, after Endeavor has docked with the station, the two will appear as a single star between 8:49 p.m. and 8:54 p.m., he said.

They will rise in the west and move left across the night sky, peaking in the southwest and disappearing in the southeast.

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