STS119 Mission and the ISS

Wow! This is the best ISS picture I’ve ever seen!

This is the complete view of the International Space Station (ISS) with all its four sets of solar arrays unfurled. With these complete sets of solar arrays, the ISS now brighter than Venus in the night sky!

ISS. Click to enlarge

The STS-119 mission successfully installed the final set of solar array wings. The image above shows the ISS as seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the Shuttle separated from the station. The space station is backdropped by the blackness of space and the thin line of Earth’s atmosphere.

ISS. Click to enlarge

ISS. Click to enlarge

More images on the mission can be found at NASA’s Human Spaceflight webpage.

ISS can be easily seen if you know where and when to look. Go to Heavens-Above or Spaceweather.com and check it out.

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~ by thChieh on April 1, 2009.

2 Responses to “STS119 Mission and the ISS”

  1. since now the iss is brighter than venus,can we view it with the telescope? if can, how? hehe tq

  2. you don’t need a telescope to see ISS. it’s easily visible to your naked eye. just check the direction and time when it’ll appear and wait for it to glide through your sky.

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