If it's clear across the UK this evening at about 11pm, there is a relatively high passage of the ISS, and while it's passing over UK, the Starliner capsule will be making its final approach before docking. I've no idea how visible the Starliner will be, but it'll be worth having a pair of binoculars to see if you can see a separate point of light next to the ISS.Pishwish wrote: ↑Fri May 20, 2022 4:56 pmBoeing's long delayed Starliner space capsule launched yesterday, on its second test flight. (The second test flight was necessary because the first one did not go well in 2019). The failure of 2 thrusters on yesterday's flight is being downplayed, but it does indicate that Boeing has a long way to go before it can re-establish its reputation for competence.
For us in NW England, the ISS will be visible from about 23:08 BST - and will take about 6 minutes to cross the sky.
The docking itself is scheduled for 00:10 BST.