MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – NASA is keeping tabs on five asteroids heading toward Earth over the next few days, with one the size of a stadium.
According to the agency’s asteroid watch, the largest of the five currently being tracked is 1,100 feet wide, roughly the size of a stadium.
It’s expected to be nearest to the Earth on June 6. However, it’s not supposed to be a threat, as the closest it’s projected to get is 3.16 million miles away.
The other four asteroids don’t look to impact Earth either. Three are the size of an airplane, and the fourth the size of a house. The latter will get the closest at 1.83 million miles from the Earth on Wednesday.
New York (CNN Business)Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have officially arrived at the International Space Station.
After a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, the astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft synched up with the space station Sunday morning.
The spacecraft made a careful approach, easing its way toward its destination over the course of 19 hours. At 10:16 am ET on Sunday, the vehicle made a “soft capture” — meaning Crew Dragon made its first physical contact with its docking port at the International Space Station.
Crew Dragon will now make a “hard capture,” which involves using 12 latches to create an air-locked seal between Behnken and Hurley’s crew cabin and their entrance to the space station. The astronauts are expected to exit Crew Dragon around 12:30 pm ET. They’ll join fellow NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, who are already on board the International Space Station.