The International Space Station travels around our planet at an average speed of 17,227 miles per hour (about 5 miles per second), making one rotation around the earth every 92 minutes. At 220 miles above the surface, the crew onboard the space station have incredible views of the planet, solar system and galaxy.
From the surface of the Earth, the International Space Station looks like a very fast moving plane - a steady white light moving across the sky. Except for the moon, it is the brightest object in the night sky and is easy to see if you know when and where to look.
International Space Station
The map below is updated every 7 seconds with the location of the ISS as it travels around the earth.
The International Space Station is truly an exciting international endeavor and carries multinational crews of astronauts from the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada.
There are currently astronauts onboard the space station: