To Stay in Space, You Gotta Go Fast

Great article from “What If?” explaining why the International Space Station travels so fast. It’s not really to go high, it’s to keep from falling back to Earth. You can really get a good sense of how fast it moves by watching it fly over your house at night. This NASA website will help you determine when it will be visible over your town. At first you’ll think it is one of the stars and wonder if you can tell it apart from all of the other lights in the sky. When you see it you’ll know. It’s the smoking fast star streaking across the sky.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s