Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper's Lost Tool Bag, Small Remainder Of Alphabet Unused By Name, Visible From Space

By now the chances are you've been at least a latecoming specator to this:

Now it looks like the astronomically vicarious can actually see the bag floating in orbit:

Last week astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper lost her toolbag during a repair mission on the International Space Station (ISS) as she became the first woman to lead a space walk.

Nasa officials had expected the bag to burn up on reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Instead it has been stuck in orbit. And for the rest of this month and into the first days of December the bag should be visible, although it will look like a tiny and faint star.

Not sure if I'm actually going to venture this one myself, as I always seem to miscalculate the arrival of things far bigger. But if you do, make sure you at least have a wonderbar pair of binoculars.


1 comment:

stu said...

Well, no GUY would've dropped HIS toolbox into outer space.