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Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

RELEASE : 25-05
International Space Station Visible Over NASA Kennedy Space Center
Residents of the NASA Kennedy Space Center area can step out in their backyards and see the International Space Station flying high overhead. If weather conditions are clear, the Station will be visible during the evenings and early mornings throughout this month.

The Station is crewed by Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Russian Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov.

The Station is a critical stepping-stone for the Vision for Space Exploration. Station research focuses on the effects of microgravity on the human body in preparation for long-duration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

NASA's "Sightings" Web site provides detailed information on how to view the Station at:

Click on the Station picture on the left, which takes you to "Skywatch." First-time users can learn when and where to look to see the Station by clicking on the Quick Start Guide link for instructions. Check the Web site close to the sighting dates listed below for changes in estimated viewing times.

The following are estimated sighting dates and times for the Kennedy Space Center area:

Date Time Max Elev. Approach Departure
Tue, Mar. 22 7:28 to 7:31 p.m. 19 deg. 10-above-N 19-above-NE
Wed, Mar. 23 7:53 to 7:54 p.m. 49 deg. 47-above-WSW 37-above-S
Thurs, Mar. 24 7:17 to 7:18 p.m. 39 deg. 39-above-WSW 35-above-SSW
Thurs, Mar. 31 5:23 to 5:26 a.m. 44 deg. 10-above-SSW 42-above-ESE

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