Space station carrying Tar Heel native astronaut to pass over NC

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Christina Koch - NASA Astronaut aboard the International Space Station (Photo: NASA)

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD/WWAY) — The International Space Station will fly directly over North Carolina on Friday night.

Six astronauts, including NC State alum Christina Koch, will be 254 miles overhead, moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour. Koch is six months into herĀ record-setting 328 day space flight.

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The weather in the Cape Fear region is going to make it possible to see the space station as it streaks across the sky.

Set your alarm for 7:57 p.m. That’s when the space station should appear in the night sky. It will be visible for about six minutes, according to NASA.

The International Space Station will look like a bright star when it passes over. It will be moving from the southwest to the northeast almost directly above you.