Monday, July 6, 2009

International Space Station Viewing

The International Space Station will be visible for the next several nights. Ever since new solar panels were installed, the ISS is brighter than ever. Tonight, the ISS was even brighter than Venus. The ISS orbits at an altitude of approximately 350 kilometers(220 mi; 190 nmi) above the surface of the Earth, traveling at an average speed of 27,724 kilometers(17,227 mi) per hour, completing 15.7 orbits per day. [Source] You can find out when the ISS will be visible in your neighborhood by going to the Human Spaceflight Realtime Data website.

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