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Tuesday’s Photo: “ISS Flyover”

by Borderstan.com July 5, 2011 at 6:00 am 0

“ISS flyover” is from kilohoku from the Borderstan Flickr pool.

From Luis Gomez. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos and at One Photograph A Day.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “ISS flyover,” was taken bykilohoku, June 29, on U Street NW. kilohoku says, “I seriously underestimated how bright the ISS would be, but in my defense, this was one of the brightest possible passes. At magnitude -3.4 it was as bright as Venus.” ISS refers to the International Space Station.

Wikipedia says, “The International Space Station (ISS) is an internationally-developed research facility, which is being assembled in low Earth orbit and is the largest space station ever constructed.On-orbit construction of the station began in 1998 and is scheduled for completion by 2012. The station is expected to remain in operation until at least 2020, and potentially to 2028.Like many artificial satellites, the ISS can be seen from Earth with the naked eye.

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