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Monday, July 06, 2009

International Space Station making multiple passes over the United States

As the International Space Station gets bigger by having more and more pieces added to it, it is also getting brighter as more sunlight is reflected from it. Over the next few weeks the ISS will also pass repeatedly over the United States, giving lots of opportunities for people there to see it!
From NASA Science News:

NASA Science News for July 3, 2009

The International Space Station (ISS) is about to make a remarkable series of flybys over the United States. Beginning this 4th of July weekend, the station will appear once, twice, and sometimes three times a day for many days in a row.

FULL STORY at http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/03jul_sightings.htm?list1291541
Check your local times and see if you can spot the International Space Station. And remember, there's lots of stuff in orbit that's visible in the night sky. Check out Heavens-Above for a listing of everything you can see!

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