International Space Station

There is an Android app that keeps track of when the ISS and other notable satellites will be visible in the night sky.  Saturday night the International Space Station’s orbit carried it 240 miles over central VA as the sun was setting – it took about 3 minutes to cross from horizon to horizon.  I made 15 or so 15 second exposures and composited 6 to make this image (the moon was an unexpected bonus).  There is a crew of 3 up there, and 3 more are headed there this month.  The ISS has been occupied continuously for more than TEN YEARS!  Cool.

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