NASA’s New Service Will Help You Spot ISS Right from Your Backyard

NASA’s New Service Will Help You Spot ISS Right from Your Backyard

It was on November 2 when National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrated its 12 years of working at the International Space Station (ISS). It was on the same day that it launched a new fantasy for the folks.

The new service, controlled by NASA, requires one to sign up for it. After you have done that, an email or a text message will be sent to your mobile when ISS is near to you. When the time is right, go to your backyard and look up directly to have a glimpse of the orbiting lab. Most importantly, you don't require any special equipment to see it. Yours eyes will do it perfectly for you.

The space station is visible only at dawn and dusk, when nothing except moon will appear brighter than it. It is close enough in picture to Venus, a fast moving point of light. The service is provided worldwide by NASA's Johnson Space Center and covers around 4,600 places across the planet.

"It's really remarkable to see the space station fly overhead and to realize humans built an orbital complex that can be spotted from Earth by almost anyone looking up at just the right moment", said William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations at the US space agency.


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