Sunday, June 15, 2008

ISS: Parting Shot

Discovery landed safely yesterday, ending a very successful mission. The picture above was taken by the STS-124 crew after undocking. You can clearly see their handiwork, the new Japanese Kibo module, at the upper right of the central section. While some of this stuff may seem routine, sometimes you just have to think about this. The ISS has gotten huge, and this huge thing is a continuously crewed orbital space station and international scientific laboratory. People live and work up there. That used to be science fiction.

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