The US space agency NASA has given a novel opportunity to see the Internation Space Station with naked eyes from Earth. All the details about the ISS have been mentioned on the NASA website. Indians can see it till 11the of May.
International Space Station was built in 1998 in association of five space agencies — NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA and CSA. It is first habitable satellite and largest artificial manmade object present in the space that can be seen with naked eyes from the Earth. Also, it is the third brightest object in the sky just after Sun and Moon.
ISS orbits at an average height of 400 km above the Earth and it completes 15.54 orbits per day. At ISS, astronomers study microgravity, physics, astronomy, meteorology and several other important topics. According to records, over people from 18 countries have landed on the ISS in last 15 years.
NASA scientists have made a website to guide people about the timings and placement of the station in the sky. People can log on to https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ . Select the country and then state. Next page will give you complete information about the sightings of the ISS till 11th May.Tags: astronaut, earth, ISS, NASA, satellite, space