Hawaii International Space Station

Hawaii residents can spot the International Space Station

On Friday, April 13, 2018, Hawaii residents will be discovered on the International Space Station tonight (depending on the cloud). It can be seen from 7:53 in the evening.

This photo of the International Space Station was taken by the STS-134 crew on the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Photo NASA.

The International Space Station will be visible at the maximum height of 44 degrees for about 3 minutes.

The space station will appear at more than 10 degrees northwest of the sky and disappear at 44 degrees northeast of the sky.

View a livestream from the space station here.

“What better role models to engage kids in science and to engage them in reading?” she said. “You’re not only looking and listening to the books, you’re looking around the International Space Station.”

Story Time from Space began with a pilot test from astronaut Benjamin Alvin Drew Jr., also known as Alvin Drew, who helped co-found the initiative with Tribe.

He read Max Goes to the Moon, a book by astrophysicist and author Jeffrey Bennett, on the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery.

Since the project’s official launch, other stories that have been told from space include Next Time You See a Sunset by Emily Morgan and Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.

The footage of the reading sessions are available on the Story Time from Space site and YouTube.

In addition to the reading sessions, the Story Time from Space team is preparing to add to its site footage of kid-friendly science experiments completed on the International Space Station.

Its members are also working on a curriculum that coincides with the project and their research to share with educators and librarians.

With each new idea, Story Time from Space is showing kids that learning and literacy can also be entertainment.

“Everybody thinks space is pretty cool, so it’s a nice way to capture the audience and capture the kids so they are enjoying space,” Tribe said.

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