If weather permitting, the International Space Station could be enjoyed tonight as it traverses Puerto Rico as it circles the earth.This was reported in a press release by the Caribbean Astronomical Society today, in which it noted that the space laboratory would appear between 8:23 pm and 8:25 pm in the northwest.”It will be interesting to see it this time, knowing the Crew Dragon spacecraft is docked there,” the Astronomical Society of the Caribbean (SAC) said in written statements.
Regarding today’s sighting, Sunday, the educational entity indicated that the International Space Station would look remarkably bright, but then it would give the impression of “disappearing” in the middle of the sky, entering the shadow caused by the Earth in relation to the Sun, and leaving sunlight to reflect, he explained.Two or three minutes later, according to the SAC, a dimmer object can be seen following a very similar trajectory, but it is the fuselage of a Titan rocket which had carried the Lacrosse 5 spy satellite into space in 2005.
The ship was docked automatically at the Station on Sunday morning, with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley. They joined astronaut Christopher Cassidy (from NASA) and Russian cosmonauts Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin on board the space laboratory once the hatch was opened.”There is still a very important part of the mission: to return to Earth aboard the Crew Dragon ship, which will parachute over the sea, with two astronauts on board,” said the SAC.The date for return to Earth has not yet been determined. Astronauts Behnken and Hurley are anticipated to remain on the International Space Station for one to four months.