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  International Space Station
Why build a space station?
Can I see the ISS from Earth?
When will the space station be ready?
How many countries are involved?
How much is it costing?
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Can I see the ISS from Earth?
If you spot something large and bright moving across the night sky, it could be the space station.

The best time to view it is shortly before sunrise or after sunset. It orbits the Earth roughly every 90 minutes, about 16 times a day.

Wherever your location on Earth, you can use websites to help find the ISS in the sky.

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