The last ever flight of the Space Shuttle is now under way, and a few of its orbits over the next five days will take it over London. Sadly, during the daytime, so we wont get the exciting chance to watch a bright “star” flying overhead at night, but if you fancy standing outside during the daytime and giving it a farewell wave, the details for the next few days are below:
The shuttle is scheduled to return to Earth for the final time on July 20, although the flight tracking data only lists the next five days, so if later flypasts happen to go over London, I will add them below.
A flypast over London takes about 5 seconds and goes from West to East. From Monday, the flypast will include the International Space Station, which the Space Shuttle will be docked with.
Saturday 9th July – 2:49pm
Sunday 10th July – 2:19pm
Monday 11th July – 1:46pm
Tuesday 12th July – 1:10pm
Wednesday 13th July – 12:33pm
Wednesday 13th July – 2:04pm
All maps sourced from N2YO.
Worth noting that while this is the final flight of THE Space Shuttle, it isn’t the final flight of A Space Shuttle, as the US Air Force has its own smaller Space Shuttle, the X-37B which it occasionally launches for secret missions.