Video PUBLISHED: 08:33 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:10 02 February 2018 Mariah Feria This photo released by NASA shows the International Space Station at an altitude of approximately 220 miles above the Earth. Picture: AP Photo/NASA, Paolo Nespoli The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible over Norfolk again in February, without the need for telescopes or binoculars. Here’s when the ISS can be seen over Nelson’s county. All dates are in February. • Thursday 1 - 17:31 • Friday 2 - 18:15 • Saturday 3 - 17:22 • Sunday 4 - 18:07 • Monday 5 - 17:14 and 18:51 • Tuesday 6 - 17:59 • Wednesday 7 - 17:06 and 18:43 • Thursday 8 - 17:50 and 19:27 • Friday 9 - 16:58 and 18:35 • Saturday 10 - 17:42 Look for a moving bright star moving from West to East. If you can see the stars, you’ll be able to see the ISS. ISS details: • Altitude - 253 miles as at Jan 31 2018. • Speed - 17,500 MPH … [Read more...] about When can I see the International Space Station over Norfolk?
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When we met up with former astronaut Scott Kelly last month, we didn't waste all of our time playing Kerbal Space Program. Kelly is most famous—as I'm sure pretty much everyone has heard at this point—for spending more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station. So we had a great idea: why not trick him aboard a rocket, maroon him on the station again, and then force him to give us an awesome tour of the joint? But while we were elbows-deep into working out the logistics of acquiring a rocket with a crew capsule and then tricking Scott Kelly onto it (possibly using a giant bear trap and the astronaut equivalent of a "free bird seed" sign), we had an even better idea: why not skip the rocket and the kidnapping and instead fake it with visual effects? It would certainly help keep the production budget under control, and we figured it would probably be safer, too. Kelly was game, and so after our Kerbal shenanigans, we got the astronaut situated in our … [Read more...] about Video: Scott Kelly walks (floats?) us through the International Space Station
Today's social media may sometimes be used to stream dark and downright disturbing content, such as a sexual assault and a suicide, but it can, and should, be used to actually enrich our lives in a positive way. Acting as a window to various points in the world — and beyond — social media can educate us, motivate us, make us feel like a part of something greater, or just plain make us feel like humanity may actually still be moving forward.For example, NASA is pretty cool about communicating with the public via contemporary social media. The Mars-trotting Curiosity Rover has its own Twitter account, the astronauts on the ISS often have YouTube videos of themselves doing Q&A sessions or announcing Angry Birds Space, and even your regular, everyday Android developers have been invited to build apps for NASA's Android-powered satellites or smartwatches.Now, the Space Administration wants to celebrate the International Space Station's 100,000th orbit around our … [Read more...] about NASA uses Snapchat to show us a typical day at the International Space Station
In January, The Verge reported that the Trump administration was preparing to end US support for the International Space Station by 2025, prompting outcry from Congressional officials. The Washington Post says that it has viewed an internal NASA document that outlines the agency’s intentions to privatize the station after funding ends in 2024. According to the Post, the document says that the decision to defund the station doesn’t mean that it will be de-orbited in 2025, but says handing over control to a private company to continue operations is an option. The document goes on to say that the space agency will focus on expanding its commercial partnerships in the coming years to prepare for an eventual handover, and says that the White House “will request market analysis and business plans from the commercial sector and solicit plans from commercial industry.” NASA will release its budget request on Monday, February 12th, which reportedly contains the funding … [Read more...] about The Trump administration aims to privatize the International Space Station: report