A photographer on the ground
spotted a spacecraft 250 miles overhead, just about to meet up with the International Space Station (ISS).
Szabolcs Nagy, a space
station tracker, and photographer in London, captured Boeing's Starliner just 650 feet from the orbiting complex
Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2)
successfully met all major objectives as Starliner is seeking to ship astronauts to the space station on future flights.
Spacecraft's mission results
are still being judged by NASA officials, indications so far point to a crew going aboard Starliner later in the year.
Nagy told it as a
totally surreal experience, really. At the moment, he wasn't sure if the two vehicles could fit in a single field of view
But everything was
bright enough and close enough to capture a few thousand frames of the encounter, he said.