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The International Space Station is bright enough to be seen from Earth.
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ISS is a star?
News story originally written on September 15, 1999

Now that the pieces to the International Space Station are getting put together, the satellite can be seen in the sky. The ISS appears to be a star, second in brightness only to Venus.

If the sky is clear, the station is easily spotted in the morning or evening sky. The ISS will be visible for the next four or five years. See the link below for times the ISS is visible from your city.

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