International Space Station (ISS):
Click the image to see a story about the ISS.
The International Space Station is the biggest object orbiting Earth. With a magnitude of -4, it's also brighter than anything else in the sky except for the Moon and Sun. The station's solar arrays span 240 feet from tip to tip, almost as wide as a football field.
Click the image to learn more about the Discovery Shuttle.
Space Shuttle Discovery launched on March 15th (with Space Bat!), and is in orbit with the ISS for two weeks. It's at about magnitude -2.
There's something really cool about seeing these space-ships in orbit, so check out the cool tracking information NASA provides:
(click the above link to find your city)
|Thu Mar 26/09:09 PM||10 above N||13 above NNE|
|Fri Mar 27/09:35 PM||10 above NNW||17 above NNW|
|Sat Mar 28/08:28 PM||11 above N||10 above NE|
|Sun Mar 29/08:54 PM||10 above NNW||29 above NE|
|Mon Mar 30/09:22 PM||25 above WNW||54 above WNW|
|Tue Mar 31/08:13 PM||10 above NW||10 above E|
|Tue Mar 31/09:49 PM||12 above W||15 above WSW|
|Wed Apr 01/08:41 PM||39 above WNW||19 above SE|
|Thu Apr 02/09:08 PM||12 above WSW||11 above SSW|
|Thu Mar 26/09:09 PM||10 above N||12 above NNE|
|Fri Mar 27/09:33 PM||10 above NNW||19 above N|
|Sat Mar 28/08:23 PM||10 above N||10 above NE|
|Sun Mar 29/08:46 PM||10 above NNW||22 above ENE|
Here's a 3D guide on how to use the above information:
Click the image to see more info on finding the Shuttle and ISS.
Check 'em out and enjoy!