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Space station and shuttle to be visible this week

Space station and shuttle to be visible this week



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The International Space Station joined with the space shuttle Endeavour will be visible Wednesday and Friday in northern Utah.

Together, the two craft are carrying 13 people, the most that have ever been in space at one time.

Wednesday
10:28
Faint and rising in the northwest and passing through the bucket of the Big Dipper
10:30 Bright and overhead
10:31 Brighter still and then fading high in the southeast as they pass intothe shadow of the earth

Friday
9:42 Faint and rising in the northwest and passing through the bucket of the Big Dipper
9:44 Bright and high overhead
9:47 Very bright and then fading low in the southeast

Times will be the same for southern Utah but the craft will be much lower in the sky.

Better passes for southern Utah will occur Saturday and Monday.

Southern Utah Saturday
10:07 Faint and rising in the NW
10:10 Bright in high in the southwest
10:11 Bright but then fading as they pass into the earth's shadow in the southeast

Southern Utah Monday
9:20 Faint and rising in the northwest
9:24 Bright and high in the southwest
9:27 Bright but then fading low in the southeast.

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