International Space Station spotted flying across the North Coast

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MCKINLEYVILLE, CA. – Locals catch a glimpse of the International Space Station on Tuesday.

Joe Filgas in McKinleyville was able to document the sight, in which you can see, ever so faintly, the International Space Station buzzing by at around 8:00 in the evening.

Holding six astronaut crew members, the station was visible for about six minutes this time around.

The ISS is used as a space-environment research lab for testing equipment required for missions to space, and is expected to stay in orbit until 2028.

There will be other opportunities to spot the station – you can find out more about those at https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/