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Shot from the Russian laboratory on its way to the International Space Station

Shot from the Russian laboratory on its way to the International Space Station

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Russia announced Wednesday.Sciences“Shot into space. The Russian laboratory has been built since 1995, and the start has already been postponed several times.

But now she is on her way to International Space Station. to me Astrophotographer Martin Lewis He managed to take a shot of it.

Nuka passed sooner than expected

He made a homemade one on Wednesday Dobsonian telescope To get a picture of the International Space Station flying next to it. An hour before he flew, a fellow photographer told him that Noka was about to take off 7 minutes It must also fly past the International Space Station.

After filming the International Space Station, Lewis realized Nuka was following it ahead of schedule. only 2 minutes After the International Space Station followed by the Russian laboratory. Lewis told Space.com that he panicked because he didn’t have enough time to prepare his equipment for the photo. That’s why he was able to take “only 19 good single photos” with his ASI174MM camcorder.

Nauka is still en route to the International Space Station. The exact orbit and speed must be set in order to be able to dock safely with the International Space Station. If everything goes according to plan, it should continue July 29 is happening.

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