Space News – Jules Verne and the International Space Station

Posted: March 21, 2008 in Astronomy

Space Weather News for March 21, 2008

JULES VERNE AND THE ISS: The European Space Agency’s new robotic cargo carrier, the Jules Verne, has parked itself in orbit 2000 kilometers ahead of the International Space Station. This sets the stage for some beautiful double flybys in the nights ahead–the Jules Verne appears first, as bright as a 1st magnitude star, followed four and a half minutes later by the even brighter International Space Station. This is a must-see for sky watchers in cities and countryside alike.

Visit for flyby photos and timetables.

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