Seeing the International Space Station

I just took the kids outside to watch the International Space Station fly overhead. It was visible for about five minutes, and at its brightest I thought I could see some details (the solar panels?), but it was mostly just a bright dot. It rose from the southwest, went by almost overhead, and disappeared to the northeast.

PassGTrackLargeGraphic.aspx.jpgAs soon as we came back inside, my wife presented us with a book, The Amazing International Space Station, and now Peter is excitedly reading it aloud to Carolyn at the dinner table.

I got the tracking information from

5 thoughts on “Seeing the International Space Station

  1. @ Dennis
    I tried to find this tracking tool on Google Maps, I know there is a mash-up of the data and the Google Maps API.
    Got any clue? This one is nice, but bundling them all on Google Maps would really “rock”!

  2. I actually caught a glimpse from nyc this evening, and saw the fireworks going off over the brooklyn bridge for its 125th anniversary. Quite a night in the skies.

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