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
The International Space Station looks like a star! If you look in the sky in the morning or evening, the satellite will be one of the brightest objects. Only Venus is brighter!
Click on the link below to see what time to look for the station in your city.
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