You’re in space right now, Houston.
And if it would ever stop raining in the Space City, you may just be able to see the International Space Station with the naked eye this weekend.
NASA’s Spot the Station website describes the ISS as “the third brightest object in the sky” and “easy to spot if you know when to look up.”
The majority of us in Houston will have a problem, however, because the ISS is only visible in a few lucky spots around town. Check to see if your backyard is out of this world and sign up for alerts to never miss the ISS again here.
Of course, if you’re looking to impress a date this weekend, say, by driving down to Clear Lake and visiting the government’s finest agency for some stargazing, the ISS will be visible from the Johnson Space Center campus for six minutes tonight at 6:49 p.m., about one minute Saturday at 7:36 p.m., and for about two more minutes Sunday at 6:44 p.m. Visibility isn’t scheduled again until next Sunday around 2:00 a.m.
So you know what to look for, NASA helpfully refers to the ISS as a “fast-moving plane only must higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster!”
Good luck. You’re still in space rn.