Spot the Station

3.4
628 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

For anyone who has ever gazed up at the night sky and wondered about the mysteries of the universe, witnessing the ISS pass overhead can be an awe-inspiring moment. The Spot the Station mobile app is designed to notify users when the International Space Station (ISS) is visible overhead from their location. It aims to broaden access and awareness of the ISS and NASA globally, by providing users with an opportunity to experience the wonder of the ISS firsthand. The realization that there are human beings living and working in that tiny dot, orbiting the Earth at a mind-boggling speed of 17,500 miles per hour, is breathtaking. The app includes several helpful features including: 1. 2D & 3D real-time location views of the ISS 2. Upcoming Sighting Lists with visibility data 3. Augmented Reality (AR) view with compass and trajectory lines embedded into the camera view 4. Up-to-date NASA ISS Resources & Blog 5. Privacy Settings 6. Push Notifications when the ISS is approaching your location
Updated on
Feb 29, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.4
604 reviews
Michael Kidd
November 16, 2023
Honestly 1 start is a bit much. I didn't want to give any stars because I have no idea how good it actually is. I couldn't ever get passed the "detecting your location" screen in set up. Even after clearing the cache/storage. Definitely wish it would work so I could start to get my daughter interested in space with me. Hopefully eventually all the kinks are worked out and we can try again. Update: Reinstalled and finished set up. Can't wait to run outside in 12 hours and see it overhead!
11 people found this review helpful
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NASA 
November 15, 2023
Thank you for your valuable feedback. An updated version was released to the App Store this week (v1.2.1 on Nov 13 2023), which we think will resolve several reported issues. Please install the updated version and test the app again. We appreciate your patience, interest and engagement as we continue to push enhancements to improve user experience.
Mike Meschi
November 16, 2023
Update 11/15: I just updated to 5 stars. Thank you developers for adopting a fix. I was able to install, take the nice introduction tour of the app, and location was precise!! NASA!! You can't make an app that can detect my location without crashing? I've installed it twice, I'm not doing it again... Too bad bc I'm very interested in seeing the station... And the tool bag floating a few minutes behind.
4 people found this review helpful
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NASA 
November 15, 2023
Thank you for your valuable feedback. Location services was restored on Nov 13 2023, which we think will resolve several reported issues. Please install the latest version and test the app again. We appreciate your patience, interest and engagement as we continue to push enhancements to improve user experience.
Andrew Ross
November 12, 2023
I encountered a issue with the auto-locating feature. On my Google Pixel 7, with the location settings configured for precise location, the app remains stuck on the "locating" phase. I have tried to manually input my location, including GPS coordinates, city/state/county, zip code, and tried my full address, no dice. The lack of guidance in the app's manual location section needs more information on the preferred format or requirements.
2 people found this review helpful
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NASA 
November 15, 2023
Thank you for your valuable feedback. Location services was restored on Nov 13 2023, which we think will resolve several reported issues. Please install the latest version and test the app again. We appreciate your patience, interest and engagement as we continue to push enhancements to improve user experience.

What's new

Bugfixes and stability improvements, translation updates