Monday, February 06, 2006

NASA - Science@NASA JPass

Was reading about the spacesuit radio, and they had a URL pointing to a site that will show upcoming satellite passes for your area (that would be the link in the title). Tried to pick it up on my police scanner, but no such luck. Kinda figured it would be to weak, and the news story did say a scanner would be to weak.

That's pretty cool, and that website has a link to another website called Human Space Flight that allows you to see when the next viewable pass of the International Space Station (ISS), or the space shuttle, or a few other satellites.

All very cool in my opinion, and something I have always been interested in.

Was reading about another website a few days ago on a news story, called Heavens-above, a place for amateur satellite watchers, who search for satellites of all sorts. The news story was talking about spy satellites though, and one of the things they talked about was one super-secret satellite nicknamed Misty. Apparently they can't seem to find it.... the satellite must be doing it's job then (sorry, poor attempt of humor). Probably something the NSA uses to illegally spy on Americans under President Bush's directive, but that's for another day.

NASA - Science@NASA JPass