Monday, June 13, 2011


Last night my nephew and his daughters were visiting my wife and me. He told me about live streaming from the International Space Station ( so watched it for a while then went to Heavens Above ( to see where the ISS was at that time. We saw that it was over Australia and heading towards Southern California, my home. Heavens Above predicted it would be overhead in 13 minutes at a maximum brightness of magnitude -3.5 and 70 degrees high. So we took his daughters outside and all watched it arc majestically high overhead. Later that evening the eldest daughter, 10 years old, sent a text to her mother saying that this was the neatest thing she had done on her trip!

A great success for all.

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