Tagged: manned space flight

Crowded on the Space Station - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Oct 01, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] Currently there are nine astronauts in orbit, passing a bit more than 400 km above our heads several times a day. If you would like to watch the Space Station in New Zealand’s skies, there are several opportunities this next week, so long as you don’t mind getting up reasonably early, before sunrise.  Just at … Read More

Space Station and docked Dragon capsule visible throughout NZ - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Mar 04, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] As I write, the Dragon capsule – a spacecraft intended to loft US astronauts into orbit – has been docked with the Space Station for almost 18 hours on its initial test flight. It happens that you will be able to see the station plus capsule passing over New Zealand each evening for the next … Read More