Tagged: Manned spacecraft

How to live in space: what we’ve learned from 20 years of the International Space Station - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 03, 2020

Alice Gorman, Flinders University and Justin St. P. Walsh, Chapman University The fictional ‘Brick Moon’ was constructed from bricks because they are heat-resistant. NASA November 2 marks 20 years since the first residents arrived on the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting habitat has been continuously occupied ever since. Twenty straight years of life in space makes the ISS … Read More

The Visibility of the Space Station - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Feb 22, 2019

The International Space Station (and many other satellites) can easily be viewed passing overhead using the naked eye, so long as you know when to look, and where. But why  can we see it, and how does it return so often?  In a blog post a few days ago I presented tables of times when the International Space Station (ISS … Read More

Times to Spot the Space Station - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Feb 19, 2019

It’s easy to see the International Space Station passing overhead: you just need to know when and where to look. Oh, and a clear sky. The International Space Station (ISS) regularly passes across New Zealand, a little more than 400 km above our heads – rather less than the distance between Auckland and Wellington. Most of these transits … Read More