People have come to Philadelphia from all over the country to attend the Democratic National Convention (DNC). In addition, the international press has followed our election, and the delegates from Democrats Abroad represent American expats who voted in over 140 countries.
While interest in the convention spans the globe, the DNC may be having an additional observer pass overhead. The International Space Station (ISS) will be flying 249 miles over Philadelphia at 9:20 pm, from West-Southwest to Northeast, rising to 19° from the zenith, probably around the time that Chelsea will be getting ready to introduce her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, as the first woman to be nominated for president of the United States by a major political party.
Unfortunately, Philadelphia is expected to be overcast with a 50% chance of rain, to the disappointment of Jeff Williams, Oleg Skripochka, Aleksei Ovchinin, Anatoli Ivanishin, Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi — the six astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station — as well as the many people who intended to flock to Independence Mall to watch Hillary’s speech on the giant screens set up on either side of MSNBC’s set.
In other words, while Hillary may be breaking glass ceilings, it remains to be seen if the sky itself is a limit.