Two days later, on Monday 8 June, Asteroid 2013 XA22 will pass by Earth during the early morning hours at 5:40 SAST, at a distance of approximately 2.94 kilometres. 2002 NN4 is small in "absolute terms", compared to other asteroids like (52768) 1998 OR2 which passed by Earth in April this year coming in at over 6,500 feet and passing Earth by almost 4 million miles away, according to Smithsonian Magazine .
The peak will occur at 3:12 p.m., but the Moon won't be visible until it rises at 8:38 p.m. "The name, Strawberry Moon , originated with Algonquin tribes in eastern North America who knew it as a signal to gather the ripening fruit of wild strawberries ", The Old Farmer's Almanac says.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has described this part of the mission as his "biggest concern", according to Business Insider , owing to an asymmetrical design of the spaceship and a minor chance of rotation as it flies through the atmosphere at many times the speed of sound.
The California-based SpaceX is owned by its founder, billionaire Elon Musk . This is SpaceX's final test flight for NASA's Commercial Crew Program and will provide critical data on the performance of the Falcon 9 rocket , Crew Dragon spacecraft, and ground systems, as well as in-orbit, docking and landing operations.
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken boarded the International Space Station Sunday in the historic Demo-2 mission with SpaceX. High above the Earth, the Crew Dragon jettisoned moments later from the second-stage rocket, sending the capsule on its way to the space station.
SpaceX's astronaut-riding Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, just hours after a historic liftoff from Florida. The idea of a crewed mission to Mars has been mooted since the 1950s, and NASA has commissioned numerous studies that have never gotten off the ground.