The ISS flyover at 7:45!

Go out and look up at about 7:45 and you’ll be in for a real treat! I’d go out at about 7:30 and let your eyes adjust to the dark. That will allow you to see the International Space Station (ISS) much better. Make sure you take a jacket. Temps should be in the upper 40s at the time of the flyover.

The ISS is a habitable, low earth satellite that has been in orbit since 1998. The station flies at a speed of 4.791 miles per second! It weighs a million pounds and took 136 space flights to build. The surface area inside is about the size of a football field. It’s comparable in size to a six-bedroom house. It has two bathrooms and a gymnasium.

The most important part is that the ISS is a big science laboratory that is working for the greater good of the entire planet, both in terms of science  and in awe and inspiration.

So, go out and look up in awe this evening!

Time: Fri Mar 22 7:45 PM

Visible: 6 min

Max Height: 66°

Appears: 10° above WSW

Disappears: 10° above NE

Pictured below is the current crew of the ISS. Give ’em a wave as they sail by tonight! (ha)

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