What time will Dragon dock with ISS?
“The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock to the space station about 5:10 a.m. Saturday, April. 24.” The astronauts will then enjoy a six-month stint on the ISS before being returned to Earth on the Crew-2.
What is the ISS doing right now?
The ISS Today Currently, the crew of Expedition 58 are conducting scientific experiments in areas such as life sciences, physical sciences, technology development, remote sensing and education. One major focus right now is discovering ways to protect astronauts from radiation.
Can you see ISS from earth?
From most locations on Earth, assuming you have clear night skies, you can see ISS for yourself. To us on Earth, it looks like a bright star moving quickly from horizon to horizon. Plus there’s a map-based feature to track when to look for the station as it flies over you in your night sky.
What does the ISS look like from Earth at night?
The space station looks like a fast-moving plane in the sky, but it will be seen as a steady – not blinking – white pinpoint of light. Typically it will be the brightest object in the night sky (except for the Moon). It is bright enough that it can even be seen from the middle of a city!
Is the Moon moving away from the Earth?
The Moon continues to spin away from the Earth, at the rate of 3.78cm (1.48in) per year, at about the same speed at which our fingernails grow. Without the Moon, the Earth could slow down enough to become unstable, but this would take billions of years and it may never happen at all.
What is the dark side of the moon called?
It has one of the largest craters in the Solar System, the South Pole–Aitken basin. The hemisphere is sometimes called the “dark side of the Moon”, where “dark” means “unknown” instead of “lacking sunlight” – both sides of the Moon experience two weeks of sunlight while the opposite side experiences two weeks of night.
Why do we never see the other side of the moon?
We don’t see the far side because “the moon is tidally locked to the Earth,” said John Keller, deputy project scientist for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project. If the moon were a perfect sphere, then the gravity felt on the far side and the near side (or Earth’s side), would cancel each other out.