Redefining the Classroom

Students glimpse space station as it flies over the Great Lakes

Posted: October 28th, 2013

GREETINGS FROM LEO – Lake Superior State University students take a break from an evening class to watch the International Space Station (ISS) fly over the Great Lakes region in a 250-mile low earth orbit (LEO) on Oct 28. The station shows up as a very faint streak (circled red) tilted downwards from upper left of center in this 15-second exposure. ISS, which completes one circuit of the Earth every 90 minutes, makes between four and six passes over the Midwest each day. The station's crew — three Russians, two Americans, and one Italian — will be joined by another three astronauts from Russia, the US, and Japan on Nov. 7. Click here for a list of upcoming space station sighting opportunities. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.