can you see the space shuttle from earth?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    no but you can see the International space station somtimes

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You sure can if you know exactly where and when. It usuall happens soon after sunset because then the sun is still on it but you're in darkness. It would be just a speck but very bright. I've seen the space station 3 or 4 times. It's unmistakable. It is moving so fast, you've never seen anything move so fast. It's as bright as a bright star. It's only something like 150 miles up. It will cross the whole sky in about 45 seconds. There is a web site that tells when and where to see it. It will show exactly when and where they say. It's something everyone should see.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you can see both the space station and the shuttle. No telescope is needed. They look like bright stars crossing the sky, almost like a high flying airliner. You can get information on when to look at the NASA web site below. It has to fly over your location near sunset or sunrise so that it is still in sunlight when your location on the ground is already in the dark, so the opportunities are rather limited.

  • 1 decade ago all depends on how far from earth...if it's ON earth I can see it REAL good. Especially if it's landed on earth. If it's flying on earth and away from earth- then, I think it all depends on HOW FAR away from earth it is. If you are talking about farther away like the satellites' orbit then maybe it's going to take a seeing medium like telescopes or other instruments to see them. You might get lucky seeing it with a naked eye but you won't be able to distinguish it from other sattelites, you will see it like a small dot of light moving very slowly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can, but it will only be a small point of light moving across the sky, as long as everything is in the right place.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you can find in internet where it is at any time, so you can see it

  • 1 decade ago

    at nine 35 in southern skies... sry u missed it

  • 1 decade ago

    Not with our eyes. u need a small telescope.

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