Tracking of the HMS Beagle by a manned space station. I don’t know why; maybe those pre-Victorian Space Engineers had their steam-powered space-stations all tied up trying to find the source of the Nile or plotting invasion routes into Afghanistan, or something. This time around our 21st century panjandrums of outer space have their priorities a bit more in focus, and NASA has committed to using the ISS to watch the new Voyage of the Beagle. Read the Beagle Project for more details.
I’m just relieved that finally we’ve found something useful for these space nuts to do — providing supplemental assistance to a biological and historical project, instead of noodling around staring at space rocks, space debris, and space vapor.