Space Station Sighting Opportunities for Central Florida

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April 24, 2013

Tracy Young
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.



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 

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:  

NASAâ??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: 

For more on NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit: 


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