Know When The ISS is Visible Overhead with this Google Glass APP

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If you have never seen the International Space Station flying overhead, it looks similar to a shooting star. Even if you’ve seen a shooting star, seeing the International Space Station flying overhead is different and something that you have to see at least once in your life.

A new Google Glass app aims to let users know when the ISS is going to be visible in their area. When the ISS is about 15 minutes from passing by, the user is sent a card. The user can tap on the card and swipe to view all of the astronauts currently on board the space station.


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The app uses the Mirror API and crazily enough it took only 15 evenings to develop. The application is open source under an MIT license, and contributions are welcomed.

If you’re interested in checking out this application, then you can head over to You can also find the code on Github.