The things you don’t need to know about Soyuz

The Mrs. and I watched the International Space Station fly over Saint Paul last night. Eleven minutes later, the Soyuz space capsule followed (though we couldn’t see it) as it was chasing down the space station for today’s docking of the two.

Pretty amazing stuff.

“I wonder if they get bored just flying around in a circle for months at a time?” I asked as we watched the overhead show last evening.

One question I didn’t ask is the one NASA actually answered today: Why is a dash to the toilet the first thing on the agenda of arriving astronauts?


Pretty amazing stuff, indeed.

By the way, the next directly-overhead sighting of the pair of spaceships will be Monday afternoon at 5:18 pm (in Minneapolis).

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