Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

Stop! ISS Time

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Happy New Year beloved ODeck! So here's a question for you. How do you tell what time it is on the International Space Station?


I don't mean how do clocks work in space (wait, how DO clocks work in space?), I mean what time zone is the ISS on?

On the news tonight, the broadcaster mentioned that the ISS was going to celebrate New Years over sixteen times because they float through all the time zones. That got my father, DaddyEldritch, and I wondering. How do they decide what the time zone on the ISS is?


I say they use the time in Houston, because that's where NASA is.

DaddyEldritch says they use Greenwich Mean Time because that's the time standard for the world and it's the "International" Space Station, not the NASA Space Station.


So which is it? It's me, right? I have the flu, I could use a victory. :D


Per our resident space expert, Mika McKinnon, it's basically GMT. So this happened.


Me: Well, the internet has spoken. The ISS is on basically GMT.

DaddyEldritch: Knew it. I knew it. I know everything. I'm always right. *GRIN*

Me: *SIGH*

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