Tonight I watched the International Space Station fly over. I’ve seen it several times over the last few nights. Even though I’m only viewing it with the naked eye (my binoculars are pretty hopeless for viewing space objects) it’s still an amazing sight.
Tonight I also had a sighting of the European Space Agency’s “Albert Einstein” Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4) cargo ship as it continues its 10-day journey to hook up with ISS. I thought the ISS was quick but that ATV is something else as it chases ISS across the sky!
Wow and Wow!
If you haven’t seen ISS yourself, go here: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/ and enter your nearest location for a list of sighting opportunities.
Oh, and follow @VirtualAstro on Twitter for live alerts of up-coming sightings!