International Space Station, now with SpaceX astronauts aboard, visible above Outer Banks tonight

Cargo Dragon approaching the ISS. [Courtesy SpaceX]

Nineteen hours after the historic flight of SpaceX’s Demo-2 Crew Dragon, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken reached the International Space Station on Sunday. Tonight at 10:40 p.m., the ISS should be visible for one minute over the Outer Banks.

The Demo-2 Crew Dragon capsule, named Endeavour by its crew, docked this morning over the northern border of China and Mongolia, SpaceFlightInsider.com reported.

“A couple hours later, the hatches between the two spacecraft were open and the Dragon crew and ISS crew greeted each other. It was the first crew arrival from the U.S. side of the ISS since the last space shuttle mission in 2011,” SpaceFlightInsider wrote.

The First Flight Foundation says the Space Station will be visible, weather permitting, at 10:40 p.m. in the north western sky.

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