Who said that stargazers can only see the ‘big stuff’ out there in the night sky, such as stars, planets, and comets? We can also see the International Space Station (ISS) with the naked eye, even though it’s much smaller than celestial objects. But the apparent absurdity gets even more amazing.
During a spacewalk that Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara conducted, who are two of NASA’s astronauts, someone has been sloppy enough for a tool bag to get lost in the unfathomable immensity of space. To add insult to injury, the tool bag is worth about $100,000, as Fox News reveals.
Binoculars are enough to see NASA’s lost tool bag
The astronauts were conducting repairs on the International Space Station’s equipment when the toolbar got lost. However, the bag was no longer needed when it started floating away into space.
If you have some binoculars in your attic that you haven’t been using for years, now’s the best time to reconsider. By using them during the night and when the sky is cloudless, you can see the lost tool bag of NASA floating through space somewhere ahead of the ISS. By simply catching the space station in your view, it’s enough to scan the sky just ahead of its trajectory to see NASA’s tool bag as well.
Otherwise, NASA still has strong ambitions for the near future of space exploration, as it plans to send humans to the Moon in 2025 once again after a long hiatus of half a century.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a joint project between five participating space agencies. There’s obviously NASA (the National Aeronautics of Space Administration), the ESA (the European Space Agency), the CSA (Canadian Space Agency), JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), and Roscosmos from Russia.