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April 24, 2013

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Space Station Sighting Opportunities for Central Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Central Florida residents will have several opportunities to see the International Space Station pass overhead this week and next, weather permitting.

The station, with its six-member Expedition 35 crew, is about 260 miles above Earth and will celebrate its 13th anniversary of continuous occupancy in November. Commander Chris Hadfield from the Canadian Space Agency and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy from NASA, and Roman Romanenko, Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin from the Russian Federal Space Agency are conducting important science and technology experiments aboard the complex.

At 9:42 p.m. EDT on Thursday, the station will approach from the northwest and for about one minute will be more than two-thirds of the way up in the sky as it moves to the north/northwest. Sighting opportunities also occur Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

The station can be seen every day at various locations around the world just prior to sunrise and just after sunset.

For sighting opportunities from specific cities in Florida, visit:


NASA's Spot the Station service sends you an email or text message hours before the space station passes over your house:


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


For updates about activities at Kennedy, visit the NASA Kennedy News Twitter feed at:


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