Subj:.Shuttle and Space Station Put on Show (S544)
      By Joe Rao
      From: AOL News
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Skywatchers Can See Tandem of Atlantus and the Space
Station With the Naked Eye.  These thirteen photos show
some of their events.


 
 
 
 


 

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Mike Tyrrell, Space.com

Sunlight glinting off the solar panels of the international space station can make it appear to flare. These images
were shot by an amateur astronomer in England.

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Martin Popek, Space.com

A skywatcher in the Czech Republic
shot this time-lapseimage of a flare reflected from the space station.

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Space.com

On a clear evening -- usually within a couple hours of sunrise or sunset -- many orbiting Earth satellites can be seen with the naked eye.

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NASA TV / AP

Space shuttle Atlantis astronaut Pat Forrester works Sunday during a spacewalk, which lasted more than six hours, outside the space station.

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NASA TV / AP

Atlantis is on a mission to the space station to expandand improve facilities.

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NASA / AP

Forrester, seen here in Atlantis' flight deck on Friday, and Steven Swanson helped set up a new pair of solar wings during Sunday's spacewalk.

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NASA TV / AP

Astronauts James Reilly, left, and Danny Olivas go on a space walk Friday. Atlantis was cleared to depart the space station on Tuesday.

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CNN

A piece of the shuttle's thermal blanket peeled back during last week's launch, but was stapled back down.

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NASA, AP

Swanson, left, holds a sample blanket Thursday as Olivas practices a repair method.

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NASA, Reuters

Russian cosmonauts got crucial space station computers up and running Friday, four days after they crashed.

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NASA-TV / AP

Station commander Fyodor Yurchikhin waits for the huttle crew's arrival last week.

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NASA / AP

Atlantis does a back flip above Earth as it approaches the station.

 
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David Carlson , Reuters

Atlantis blasted off June 8 from Cape Canaveral, Fla.  It was NASA's first space shuttle flight of the year.
Sources: Space.com, AP

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