NASA photographer Joel Kowsky recently captured the spectacular view of the International Space Station “crossing” the sun,media CNET reported. NASA has released a composite image of six photos showing a silhouette of the International Space Station as it crossed the sun “at a speed of about 5 miles per second” on June 24. NASA also released a short video of 10 photos.
This requires a combination of skills, equipment and timing to capture images. While the outline of the space station looks a bit like the TIE fighter from Star Wars, you see a large array of International Space Station solar panels on both sides.
The International Space Station is more than just a collection of orbital equipment. There are currently two Russian cosmonauts and three NASA astronauts on the space station. NASA’s crew includes Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who arrived on a historic Demo-2 mission at the end of May on the SpaceX manned Dragon spacecraft.