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Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Courtesy of Astronomy Picture of the Day. One of the coolest sites for Space junkies like me.

Explanation: The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest human-made object ever to orbit the Earth. Last August, the station was visited and resupplied by space shuttle Discovery. The ISS is currently operated by the Expedition 13 crew, consisting a Russian and an American astronaut. After departing the ISS, the crew of Discovery captured this spectacular vista of the orbiting space city high above the Caspian Sea. Visible components include modules, trusses, and expansive solar arrays that gather sunlight that is turned into needed electricity.
What a beautiful vista ! How gorgeous is this good earth !


Blogger MargeinMI said...

Cool Libby. I see an amazing similarity to the planes the Wright Brothers built. They must be dancing in Heaven to see what they started.

Very cool.

7:12 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

Hey! Where is everybody??

7:14 AM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Don't know Marge. Must just be our party......LOL

9:11 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

I haven't seen it myself, but apparently the ISS is visible to the naked eye when it passes overhead...

1:10 AM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

sure is camo, under the right conditions. bright moving star. you can see when to look for it here:

10:51 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

I've seen satellites before, at or right after twilight. Thanks for the link, though...I'll "bookmark" it.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

So, there's only 2 guys up there now? Hmmm. They must be lonely sunuvaguns, eh? Nice pic. Do you think they'll ever get the space shuttle going again?

9:01 PM  

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