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International Space Station flies over Charleston skies
Live5News reports that the International Space Station was visible over Charleston skies on Wednesday night for a total of about three minutes. Viewers captured the moment in which the station which flew over the Lowcountry at 5:34 p.m. on November 29th 2017. Onboard the station, and flying close to home was a local Citadel graduate, Commander Randy Bresnik.
According to NASA, the low Earth orbit station allows people on Earth to see the station as a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster. The space station is visible because it reflects the light of the sun – the same reason we can see the moon. "However, unlike the moon, the space station isn’t bright enough to see during the day," NASA officials said."It can only be seen when it is dawn or dusk at your location. As such, it can range from one sighting opportunity a month to several a week, since it has to be both dark where you are, and the space station has to happen to be going overhead."
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