Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Last Ever Shuttle Pass



Left Panel, Shuttle passing the star Suhail al Muhlif, Right Panel, the ISS passing the same star. Click to embiggen for cluster goodness.

Well, I saw the very last shuttle pass, the de-orbit burn was at 18:20 ACST, and the shuttle passed low in the south at 18:34. I got the entire family out to watch for the very last instalment in the history of this icon of space flight. They weren't impressed.

The shuttle has landed safely. Tomorrow, the sky will be somehow different.

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