ISS: The only permanent off-Earth homestead.
ISS-ABOVE: Your access to where it is.
The ISS-Above is a fun and educational device that connects people to the International Space Station, and specifically to the humans on board. Our mission is to bring this magnificent human scientific achievement into your home, schools and offices and to inspire awe in the beauty and fragility of the planet we call home.
The magic of the ISS-ABOVE
The ISS-ABOVE is a single-board computer with a program that calculates where the International Space Station is at all time. Hooked it up to a TV and it displays screens with information that show you where the ISS is and when you can see it in your skies.
Yes, that's right. At certain times of day (around dawn and dusk) the ISS looks like a very bright star moving steadily across the sky in 6-10 minutes.
Now for some moving pictures
Nothing creates wonder like the video of Earth from the external cameras on the International Space Station.. From 250 miles up, there's quite a view! It's busy up there too. The "daytime" for the ISS crew is 46 minutes (followed by 46 minutes of darkness). You can sometimes see the moon rising and setting. The supply vehicles (Russian Progress, Japanese HTV, USA SpaceX Dragon and USA Orbital Sciences Cygnus) dock and undock.
There are more than 2,500 ISS-Above’s installed worldwide (as of August 2018). This map shows SOME of them. All locations are approximate except for some devices that are installed at schools or other public location (such as a science museum).