Explanation: Catching sight of your reflection in a store window or shiny hubcap can be entertaining and occasionally even inspire a thoughtful moment. So consider this reflective view from 300 kilometers above planet Earth. The picture is actually a self-portrait taken by astronaut Michael Fossum on July 8 during a space walk or extravehicular activity while the Discovery orbiter was docked with the International Space Station. Turning his camera to snap a picture of his own helmet visor, he also recorded the reflection of his fellow mission specialist, Piers Sellers, near picture center and one of the space station's gold-tinted solar power arrays arcing across the top. Of course, the horizon of our fair planet lies in background.
Postby Ron-Astro Pharmacist » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:34 pm
eltodesukane wrote:I see they are still spending good money on the ISS. Has it ever been useful? Has it ever contributed anything to science?
At the least, I think of our endeavors at the ISS as an investment? Are they the best investments we could make? Time will tell. Assessing the decision not to make the investment, that’s easy; time will make you pay more (until you get good at it).
Come up with a better idea for learning to exist in space – I think most would be interested to hear it. This is a pretty good place to post an alternative. The thought will come in handy if we are still around to need it.