Last chance to see a shuttle in night sky … ever
Shuttle watching on Tuesday
If you are vacationing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the weather is good, you may have an opportunity to catch Atlantis and the station for two minutes beginning at 4:33 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time. You'll have to look very low in the southeast, as the two spacecraft will not get much higher than about 11 degrees above the horizon.
A similar situation awaits those in Honolulu, Hawaii, except the time to start looking is 4:43 a.m., Hawaii Time.
Wednesday's last shuttle chance
Hawaiians will have the best view of all, as both vehicles make a nearly direct southwest-to-northeast pass, lasting for four minutes beginning at 5:19 a.m. Hawaii Time. From Honolulu, Atlantis will climb to an altitude of 86 degrees, just four degrees shy of passing directly overhead!