Reid recognized the important impact this project had and offered to help. What started then was truly something very dear and special to me. To make a long (but really great) story short, I have been following this crew's training and preparations for their mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Over the next 6 months they will be conducing a variety of scientific experiments on the station. While up there, I would like to organize a little "Photograph the ISS" campaign.
"Photograph the ISS"
We will then send them to the astronauts on the space station and give them a little show of what they look like being "all over the world" in 90 minutes. And I have a feeling they might share it through their social media network. Of course with proper credits given. This is for non-commercial, non-profit use - the goal is to raise awareness that for over 11 years we have had humans living and working in space, showcase the importance of STEM and share beautiful photography art with the world.
Helpful Tools to Spot the Station
Spot the Station (find dates/times/coordinates of a flyby at your location)
Satellite Flybys (find dates/times/coordinates of a flyby at your location)
Flyby (IOS app, $2.99 for ISS and other satellites)
ISS FlyOver (IOS app, $0.99 for ISS only)
How to Go-About-It?
- Get flyby informations for your location (see above)
- Get your awesome shot.
- Email us your picture with description (location, date, times, maybe exposure information and techniques involved). Include your Twitter handle, Facebook or website information. Email address: ISS@visual-aerials.com
What Will Happen?
We will also be collecting all of the images and be putting them up on a site for everyone to enjoy. That's why your description of the image is important and will tell your story of how you experienced that moment, took that image etc. And of course we want to link back to your social media outlets and website so people can also learn more about you.
Share your images on Social Media; #SpotTheStation
The NASA Johnson Space Center Twitter account and the Facebook for the International Space Station might also re-share your images.
How to Take a Picture of the ISS?
Here are some information on night-time photography in general.
- How to Photograph the International Space Station (ISS)
- Photographing the Internationals Space Station from your Backyard
- How to Watch and Photograph the International Space Station
- How to Photograph the International Space Station
Some Impressions from Astronaut Reid Wiseman
T-2 Days (May 26, 2014)
Credits: ESA-S. Corvaja