Chris Considine, the Skywatcher (insert dramatic music here -- he needs a theme song) tells us that the space shuttle will be chasing the International Space Station in the skies above Altadena starting at about 8:44 tonight.
13 PEOPLE are now orbiting the earth...quite exciting.
UPDATE 9 PM: A spectacular viewing from Altadenablog World Headquarters, and the Skywatcher sends us a poetic email:
The ISS was chasing the Shuttle tonight over the skies of Altadena with a perfect trajectory from the Northwest skies to the South.
One followed the other on a beautiful night sky when the planets and stars were first coming into view.
Just as the two 'spaceships' were in full view, the first of 3 meteorites streaked across the sky, coming from the east to the west.
The first one was really a nice full chunk of space burning up over Altadena, leaving a long white line in the fading sky.
Then two others joined the club, entering the atmosphere and making their marks in the evening darkness.
Two spaceships with 13 people aboard chasing one another and 3 excellent 'shooting stars' made this a very memorable evening of sky spectating.