NASA’s Launches ‘Spot the Station’

photo credit: NASA

Just this morning, NASA launched a text or message system that alerts its subscribers to when the International Space Station will be overhead.  As the third brightest object in the sky, behind the sun and the moon, this is a pretty big deal and kind of exciting. 

Spot the Station is available worldwide to anyone with an email account or SMS-enabled phone. To sign up visit the program’s official website at

The International Space Station is an artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. The station marked its 10th anniversary of continuous human occupation on Nov. 2, 2010. Since Expedition 1, the space station has been visited by 204 individuals.


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