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.