October 5, 2009

Rooms with Views: Portrait of the International Space Station

Wow! Just wow: After undocking, the space shuttle Discovery crew got a memorable view of the developing International Space Station (ISS). Pictured orbiting high above Earth last month, numerous solar panels, trusses, and science modules of the ISS were visible. -- Astronomy Picture of the Day, October 5 (This is much better if you click to enlarge and the link has a very high-def version. Recommended.)

Posted by Vanderleun at October 5, 2009 11:51 AM
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Our Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator seems to be missing? Damn Russians!

Posted by: I-RIGHT-I at October 5, 2009 12:22 PM

One of the most profound moments of my life was the first time I saw the shuttle chasing the station across the evening sky, just after sunset, realizing that there were roughly 13 humans in those two vehicles, zooming by in space at about 13,000mph...I regularly tell family and friends when the two are going to pass overhead, so that they can share the wonder.
NASA's Human Spaceflight pages give you all the orbital tracking info you need.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at October 5, 2009 1:48 PM

Think of it as a place where your tax dollars go to die.

Posted by: Fat Man at October 5, 2009 2:11 PM

"Think of it as a place where your tax dollars go to die."
Isn't that the UN?

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at October 5, 2009 4:33 PM