In this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to Ben Honey: A young flight controller for the International Space Station who has always known his Russian counterparts as colleagues, rather than communists.

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Venus crosses in front of the Sun. Ben and a friend got the shot with an iPhone through a pair of Celestron Skymaster 25 x 70 binoculars. Credit: Jon Barnhart

Ben’s blog.

Time-lapse video of a recent Soyuz relocation for which Ben was on console at Mission Control Houston.

How to tell if the International Space Station is whizzing through a sky near you.

All about the ISS, from NASA.

President Ronald Reagan calls for a “permanently manned” space station in his 1984 State of the Union address.

Dan Leone is a SpaceNews staff writer, covering NASA, NOAA and a growing number of entrepreneurial space companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public communications from the American University in Washington.