In these days the International Space Station (ISS) can be seen over Dresden (DE) in the evening. The SURPRISE partner Fraunhofer – IPMS, from their smart-work home desk in Dresden, could not miss this opportunity and took a picture to capture the moment!
The small bright point in the middle of the picture is ISS, whose actual size is almost equal to the one of a football field.
ISS is a joint programme involving five space agencies from USA, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe, which is represented by ESA, one of the members of the SURPRISE Advisory Board. It is a space environment laboratory where researches and experiments on various subjects, including biology, physics, astronomy and meteorology, are conducted.
Working in extreme conditions, it provides scientists and experts worldwide with a unique environment to carry-out researches and tests that are crucial for innovations in science, technology and society.
Want to learn more? Please check out the NASA Reference Guide to the Space Station.
Want to know where it is now? Please check the ESA tracker.
Content Photo courtesy of Sara Francés González (Fraunhofer – IPMS)