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NASA releases new web app, emails you when the ISS is going to float above you

NASA offers up a web app that alerts you when the International Space Station floats over your house.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Nov 5 2012 6:36 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:14 PM CDT

The International Space Station have reached a great milestone, of 12 years of enjoying the company of crew continuously onboard. To celebrate, NASA have just unveiled a new service for users.

NASA releases new web app, emails you when the ISS is going to float above you | TweakTown.com

The new service is called Spot the Station, with the web app featuring the ability to text or e-mail the time that the ISS will pass over a user's location to their phone.

The web app can calculate the location of 4,600 places around the world, all done from NASA's Johnson Space Center, which determines when the ISS will be high enough in the sky to be seen above obstacles such as trees and buildings. The ISS is the second brightest object in the night sky only after the moon, so it will look like a very bright star moving at a nice pace across the sky.

If you want to check it out - visit this site here.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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