November 11, 2022

Visualizing the speed of the International Space Station, and the speed of light, on Earth

ISS Flyby at 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) in Microsoft Flight Simulator:


What would it look like to go around the world once at the speed of light?



  1. What would it look like if an F22 Raptor and the ISS were flying side-by-side and encircling the earth?

  2. On the speed of light video, at 0:42 the slide mentioned "6: Saudi Arabia". But according to the line traced around the globe, perhaps it should have been "Mauritiana" or nearby?