Monday, May 23, 2011

ISS Astro Viewer - Track the International Space Station

ISS Astro Viewer is a neat little use of Google Maps to track the position of the International Space Station. The ISS Astro Viewer shows visitors the location of the International Space Station relative to the Earth. There are two maps featured on the ISS Astro Viewer. One map displays the current view of the Earth as you would see it from the ISS. The other map displays the current position of the ISS and its position track relative to the Earth.
It appears that the astronauts see the oceans more often than not. :)

ISS Astro Viewer offers a Google Gadget that you can add to your iGoogle page or embed into your blog or website as I have done below.


Applications for Education
ISS Astro Viewer could be a nice little tool to add to your lessons on space science. The Observation page on ISS Astro Viewer provides a list of times that the ISS can be visible from your position on Earth.

H/T to Google Maps Mania.