04 November 2012

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Signup to receive Email or sms from NASA to see International Space Station from home from anywhere on earth

Signup to receive Email or sms from NASA to see International Space Station from home from anywhere on earth

It’s Possible to see the International Space Station from our home?
As the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon, the space station is easy to see if we  know where and when to look for it.

NASA’s Spot the Station service sends you an email or text message a few hours before the space station passes over your house.

The space station looks like a fast-moving plane in the sky, though one with people living and working aboard it more than 200 miles above the ground.

It is best viewed on clear nights.

Spot the Station is available worldwide to anyone with an email account or SMS-enabled phone.

Several times a week, Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, determines sighting opportunities for 4,600 locations worldwide.

If your specific city or town isn’t listed, pick one that is fairly close to you.

The space station is visible for a long distance around each of the listed locations.

This service will only notify you of “good” sighting opportunities - that is, sightings that are high enough in the sky (40 degrees or more) and last long enough to give you the best view of the orbiting laboratory.

This will be anywhere from once or twice a week to once or twice a month, depending on the space station’s orbit.

Don’t worry if there are big gaps in between sightings!

The space station is typically visible right at dawn or dusk, when the moon is the only brighter object visible in the night sky

It looks like a fast moving point of light, similar to Venus.

To sign up, visit


Those who sign up will get an email or a text message with a few hours warning.

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MEcoy November 04, 2012  

thats pretty cool

Atul November 04, 2012  

@Sm as usual Masterpiece post.. thnx a lotzz!!!

Destination Infinity November 04, 2012  

I am not sure if there is some telescope observatory in these cities which might enable people to get a closer look. Otherwise, looking at a point in sky may not be all that interesting.

Destination Infinity