The International Space Station is already one of the brightest objects in the sky, the New York Times reports. NASA publishes a Java applet to help spot the station on its next pass. After figuring out the latitude and longitude here in St. Augustine, I took my son out front to watch the station go by. It looked like a star moving slowly across the sky, brighter than many visible stars but dimmer than Venus, and vanished 60 seconds after it appeared. I love math.

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