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Motions in nearby galaxy cluster reveal presence of hidden superstructure
Gravity Probe B mission begins collecting science to test Einstein's theory
For release: 09/13/02
Satellite release #: 02-228
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NASA’s shining star is getting bigger; International Space Station will grow again next month tracking and viewing it to be even more fun
The International Space Station is about to get bigger when Space Shuttle Atlantis delivers the huge, 14-ton Starboard One truss to Space Station next month.
A dozen trusses will eventually form the Station’s full backbone and span 100 yards.
Even now, the Space Station is one of the biggest and brightest orbiting objects in space.
It’s home for multi-national crews and a platform for dozens of experiments.
It orbits Earth 16 times a day, passes over the same area several times a day and if conditions are favorable can be seen 2-3 times a month over the area.
Tracking and seeing the Space Station can be a “cool” family, student or class activity.
Web-based software provides an easy, friendly way to track and view Space Station at: http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov or http://spaceflight.nasa.gov
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