‘Super’ view: Space station to fly over Tampa during Super Bowl LV 2021
Super Bowl LV in Tampa will have an awesome flyover.
Without a doubt, the Air Force is sending an uncommon trifecta of aircraft over Raymond James Stadium as the national anthem finishes up. However, the International Space Station will likewise be taking off overhead later in the game.
The USAF B-1, B-2, and B-52 will be flying at 1,000 feet or thereabouts, as they did in a week ago’s rehearsal. The space station, then, will be 268 miles up as it disregards Tampa at more than 17,000 mph.
NASA says the station will show up in the northwestern sky at 7:15 p.m., which is around 45 minutes after kickoff. The station will seem as though a splendid star moving from northwest to south-southeast, coming to around 57 degrees in the sky – not exactly 66% of the route up from the horizon.
The whole pass will last around seven minutes.
Obviously, the circumstance is a ‘super’ occurrence, the consequence of orbital mechanics. The space station regularly ignores Florida as it circles the Earth once every 90 minutes.
The seven astronauts and cosmonauts on board the station ought to have the option to see the brilliantly lit stadium from space, particularly with the assistance of the long focal points they frequently use for photography of terrestrial landmarks.
Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi offered a review of the view when he tweeted a photograph of Tampa from the station on Friday.
Back in 2016, astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a photograph of Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco – as the Broncos beat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50 – during his year in space.