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Twenty minutes after SpaceX mission CRS-6 launched from Florida’s space coast, it passed over England.

Jessica and I were outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of it.

“There it is!” I cried, pointing at a bright fast moving light. In moments, we saw another bright dot, then another and another—the jettisoned solar panel covers travelling along the same trajectory.

Looking up from the surface of my home planet at this new orbital traveller, I was reminded of grainy black and white footage of crowds waving flags at the launch of ocean liners at the turn of the last century.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

12 years ago I wrote Jelly Bed

Things that are rolled.

16 years ago I wrote Laughing stock

Here’s a cautionary tale about the dangers of over-reliance on stock photography:

17 years ago I wrote Dongle-cosy

I’m the luckiest geek alive.

18 years ago I wrote The Hole In The Wall

Linux Journal has an absolutely fascinating article about an experiment known as "The Hole in The Wall".

18 years ago I wrote Andyco.com : : We're Everything to Everybody

Andyco is a frighteningly good parody of a corporate website.

18 years ago I wrote Hoopla

I’m completely outraged by the theft of hoopla.com. Apparently, all you need to do is send a fake fax to Network Solutions to have ownership of a domain transfered over to you.