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Sunday, November 14, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY... Astronaut Douglas Wheelock, currently residing onboard the International Space Station (ISS), took this great image of former crewmate Tracy Caldwell Dyson (who returned to Earth onboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in late September) inside the ISS' Cupola and posted it on his Twitpic page 49 days ago. Awesome pic... Obviously, there’s something very science fiction-ish (and um, sexy) about this photo. Then again, I pointed out earlier this year that the Cupola was something that you would see in Star Wars. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. (If you were a Star Wars fan you'd know who I was quoting with that line.) That is all.

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson gazes through the Cupola window at Earth in late September of 2010.
NASA - Douglas Wheelock / Twitpic.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The International Space Station as seen by the STS-132 space shuttle crew on May 23, 2010.
NASA

IMAGE OF THE DAY... The illustration below is courtesy of Life's Little Mysteries...

An illustration comparing the International Space Station’s size to that of other notable man-made objects, both real and fictional.