A Front-Row Seat At The International Space Station

Fireworks won’t be the only things flying around the sky this weekend that you will want to point your camera at. On America’s 233rd birthday the International Space Station will be viewable at many locations across the country for as long as five minutes. (To see the approximate time in your area check out NASA’s sighting calculator.) And for the best tips on getting a picture that you will want to show off on your Flickr page, here’s a look back at our “Shooting the Stars” feature.

Fireworks won't be the only things flying around the sky this weekend that you will want to point your camera at. On America's 233rd birthday the International Space Station will be viewable at many locations across the country for as long as five minutes. (To see the approximate time in your area check out NASA's sighting calculator.) And for the best tips on getting a picture that you will want to show off on your Flickr page, here's a look back at our "Shooting the Stars" feature. Unfortunately for some areas, the station will move out of your view too quickly to use the telescope to enhance your photography, so make sure you check NASA's Web site before you spend too much time setting up your equipment. But no matter what, this is one of those rare opportunities (for those people not named Richard Branson) to spot one of Man's largest and complex inventions at work.

Photo Courtesy of NASA. Check out more news on the space station at NASA.gov

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