Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut?

Do you know where is the ISS is?

ISS- International Space Station (国際宇宙ステーション)

I am a huge fan of astronomy! (astronomy: the study of space)

Trivia Question!

How long does it take for the ISS to travel around the Earth 1 time?
          a. 1 hour and 30 minutes
          b. 3 hours
          c. 4 hours and 30 minutes
          d. 6 hours

See the bottom of page for the answer. 

Recently, NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (米航空宇宙局) has started a live broadcast from the ISS. Click here for the live from the ISS

(If you see a blue screen when you click the link above don't worry, it sometimes happens. The video should return shortly.)

From this camera on the ISS, anyone is able to see the view of Earth from space. Here are a few photos taken from the ISS. 

 A pictures of Mt. Fuji. (the picture has been enlarged)
Earth at night

Also, to help you figure out exactly where the ISS is, HERE is a website that shows you where it is using Google maps. 

When you have a few minutes, check out the Live broadcast with your friends and pretend to float around together! 

Bonus Link:

a: 1 hour  and 30 minutes