Friday, March 5, 2010

City in Space


Here are two shots of the International Space Station from the space shuttle Endeavor when it visited last month. It is the largest man-made creation ever to orbit above the earth and can easily be seen with the naked eye if you happen to catch it going by. As I have mentioned previously, it is due to be completed in the next couple of years. There is currently an international crew of five astronauts aboard. There will be just a few more shuttle flights, as the fleet is due to be retired at the end of this year, but the ISS will continue to be supplied by
Russian rocket ships that will rendezvous with it. The bottom picture is of an astronaut working outside of the station on the same mission. I would love to be able to see the Earth from this point of view.
Blessing, Don

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