The Space Station is REAL
Yesterday the child went to go see a movie with one of her firends. Upon her return, her friends uncle stayed to chat and he mantioned that the International Space Stations was scheduled to be over head that night at 10:29 PM PDT. He gave me a copy of the NASA printout showing the schedule.
So at 10:25 or so the neighbor, spouse, child and I gathered in the front of the house to see if we could spot it. And sure enought right on schedul a tiny, bright dot appeared in the west and proceeded to travel east for about 3 minutes until it orbited out of the sunlight and slowly faded away to nothing. Very cool.