Albert Einstein undocks from the space station on Oct. 28
Very happy to report that Heavens-Above has posted viewing times for the European space cargo ship ATV-4 (Automated Transfer Vehicle 4), christened Einstein after the great 20th century scientist. The vehicle delivered supplies to the International Space Station last June and departed on Oct. 28 carrying a load of trash. The whole works will burn up over an uninhabited part of the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 2, leaving us only 3 nights at most to spot it.
While no passes are visible for my home town of Duluth, Minn., you might see if from where you live. Click over to Heavens-Above, log in and select your city to catch the ship before its demise. While Nov. 2 is the planned de-orbit date, it might take longer, so keep an eye. I’ll post an update once ‘Einstein’ is no more.