Originally Posted by albie
Satellites don't spin around uncontrollably when they are in orbit, why would a model of the ISS? And even if they did they could put rocket boosters on it to keep it still. or simply make the object look the same no matter how it span. I've seen dozens of amateur photos of the ISS on the web.I suppose they all work for NASA? Madness.
Go and get in contact with a few other amateur astronomers on the web and ask them if they think the ISS is a flipping balloon hoax. If you can get ten other people seeing a balloon then I will believe you.
You have the exact persona of a conspiracy theorist. You are smart enough, but there's just something missing up there. Life just isn't exciting enough for you so you have to make stuff up or face another suicide attempt.
Yes satellites do behave like this in orbit albie, it is published fact despite your own short-sighted misconceptions.
During times of solar activity all satellites have a tendency to spin and I've seen this happen myself during solar storms.
Why put rocket thrusters on a balloon? It doesn't make sense.