International Space Station Visible Over South Florida for Six Minutes Today
|Commander Chris Hadfield|
|Astronauts overshare and tweet pics of their bathroom.|
Yes, the station is visible to the naked eye as it cruises 200 miles above the Earth. NASA says it's the brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon, and it has been described as looking like a star (at night) or like a fast-moving plane (in the day).
|Cmdr_Hadfield via Twitter|
|Hadfield in his sleep pod.|
It's also fun to follow the astronauts on Twitter. Why, just today Commander Chris Hadfield sent out images of his bathroom (Yep, they read Shit My Dad Says when stuck on the pot) and his crib (he calls it a "sleeping pod" and says it doubles as a recording studio).
Currently, there are six men -- three Russians, two Americans, and a Canadian -- onboard the Space Station for Expedition 34. Their experiments include studying how surfactants are affected in microgravity and also demonstrating a cytometer, which lets doctors count the molecules and cells in blood.
Don't you wish you had majored in astrophysics now?