Eyes on ISS
The International Space Station (ISS) can be seen passing overhead from almost anywhere on Earth, presenting an opportunity to observe firsthand a product of humanity’s aspirations in space. ISS could not have been built without the cooperation of many countries, making it a living example of the power of collaboration.
A small device, ISS-Above, alerts users to upcoming passes over their locations. Users can see where ISS has been and where it is going on every pass. Building on ISS-Above’s existing educational program, schools, classes, students, and others will be connected online to observe ISS in orbit together.
These connections between students in different countries will foster curiosity, understanding, sympathy, and a sense of oneness as passengers on, as Buckminster Fuller called it, Spaceship Earth.