by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Date: 07 October 2012 Time: 08:35 PM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule rises into the Florida sky on the night of Oct. 7, 2012.
On Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 8 and 9), the unmanned Dragon capsule and the space station will be visible as separate entities, appearing as "stars" sailing across the evening’s twilight sky. On Wednesday (Oct. 10) at 7:32 a.m. EDT (1132 GMT), the station's robotic arm will grapple
Dragon and attach it a connecting port. So by Wednesday evening, both spacecraft will appear as a single bright moving "star."
The space station makes one full circuit of the Earth every 91.5 minutes. Shortly after launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:35 p.m. EDT Sunday (0035 Monday GMT), Dragon trailed the orbiting lab by about 10 minutes.
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