Space Shuttle, Station Set to Streak Across Thursday Sky

Thursday night, you can get two for the price of one when it comes to space sightings.

Just after 7 p.m., people in Bryan and College Station can look 73 degrees above the horizon and see Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station streaking across the sky, approaching from 11 degrees above northwest and departing from 11 degrees above southeast. NASA says it will be visible for about five minutes.

News 3's weather team is anticipating clear skies Thursday night.

A link to NASA's comprehensive guide to spotting the shuttle and space station is provided below.

Discovery and the ISS recently docked. A record-tying five spacewalks are scheduled on this mission.

Also, the meeting of Discovery and station in this case is historic. It marks the first time that both a shuttle and the ISS have been commanded by women.

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