Tuesday, September 26, 2006

International Space Station



A slow week. But a couple of cool photos to share.

A fantastic shot of the space shuttle docking with the International Space Station sillouetted against the sun. Very clever.


And this is what it was fitting. A nice new huge set of solar pannals. Its getting big now.

:)

6 comments:

Kasia said...

Do you know a movie called "The Space Cowboys"? With cinema legends such as Donald Sutherland, Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones? It's a simple story about old men wanting to go on a mission. And they do. There is a beautiful scene when they take a look at the Earth form up there. You gotta see that.

Martin said...

I have seen that movie. I enjoyed it a lot. It had a very good ending with Tommy Lee Jones.

:)

Kasia said...

I was so sorry for him. It almost made me cry. LOL Really.

Alexander said...

Hmm. When I saw that second picture, I felt like Bungy Jumping off the platform. Of course, it wouldn't quite have the same effect up there in space :D (unless I used a super powered jet pack).

Martin said...

Actually you can skydive from the top of the atmosphere. The US airforce did it in the 50's. They released the footage of it.

It took about 30 mins freefall. The first 5 minutes the sktdiver said you couldnt tell you were falling. Becuase there is virtually no air, there was no sensation of the air roaring past or his clothes moving. Then he hit the atmosphere!!

It is still the coolest thing I have ever seen, lol.

Alexander said...

Sounds wonderful :D