Kennedy News

Allard.Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
allard.beutel@nasa.gov

Dec. 4, 2009
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M62-09
 
 
Good Space Station Sighting Opportunities on Dec. 6 and 8
 
 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Central Florida will have a good opportunity to see the International Space Station pass overhead in the predawn hours on Sunday, Dec. 6, and again on Tuesday, Dec. 8, weather permitting.

The station, with its Expedition 22 crew aboard commanded by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, is about 225 miles up. Traveling at five-miles every second, the space station will look like a very bright star, which doesn't twinkle or blink, moving quickly across the sky like an aircraft.

Watching from Orlando on Dec. 6 at 6:33 a.m. EST, the station will approach from the southwest and disappear over the horizon in the northeast. It will be visible for about five minutes.

Then again on Dec. 8 at 5:46 a.m., the station will move from the west, southwest toward the northeast and be visible for three minutes.

For sighting opportunities from specific cities in Florida, visit:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/cities/region.cgi?country=United_States®ion=Florida


For the latest information about the International Space Station, its crews and scientific research taking place onboard, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station


 

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