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How fast does the space station travel per hour?
17,150 miles per hour
Why does the space station travel so fast?
Because the rockets that launched the components of the ISS started on a rotating surface (the Earth), the speed of that rotation is added to the speed the ISS travels in its orbit, meaning we didn’t have to burn as much fuel to get to 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h).
How many times does the space station orbit the Earth in 24 hours?
During a 24 hour period, how many times does the ISS orbit the Earth? Well, the space station orbits Earth about every 90 minutes, so that means in a 24 hour day, the space station orbits approximately 16 times.
Can you see the space station tonight?
The ISS will be visible across the Southeast, specially appearing over the Southwest horizon at p.m. and disappearing six minutes to the northeast. We can see the International Space Station tonight! It will appear over the southwest sky at this evening and will be visible for six minutes.