Bay Area Gets Chance to See Space Station
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - FEBRUARY 23: In this handout from NASA, The space shuttle Discovery is seen shortly after the Rotating Service Structure was rolled back at launch pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center on February 23, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, will carry the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space to the International Space Station. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
If the skies are clear on March 8th, folks in the Bay Area will have a chance to spot the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station.
The two will pass over the area around 7:25 p.m. PST on March 8th. The shuttle and station which are 220 miles above the Earth's surface will look like a brighter star in the sky, approaching from the northwest, fly overhead and head southeast, says Space Ref.
Sky-watchers will be able to track the position of the crafts,with the NASA App available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The apps will let users find and share current visible sightings, and is free at the iTunes App Store.
Published at 8:05 PM PST on Mar 3, 2011