Tuesday, April 10, 2007

STS-116 Spacewalk


Okay, this is a gorgeous photograph. It is an honor to have the citizenship of a nation that can accomplish such splendid things. Go to Wikipedia here to get your own copy, and to read about the photograph.


6 comments:

louielouie said...

when EJM I gets his head out of the clouds, he can start making plans for this friday.
you do know what this friday is?
don't you..........

El Jefe Maximo said...

Three days till tax day ? Three days since the great DNA Daddy revelation ? Al Sharpton's birthday ? Can't say I do, LL. . .

louielouie said...

Can't say I do, LL. . .

you will soon enough......
if a black cat crosses you path...
i'm not able to find the moon phase at this time........
hope it's not full............

El Jefe Maximo said...

Ooooohhhhh...the Friday the 13th thing. I'll have to look up my local Wiccan, take two pinches of [moon]bat wing and an eye of newt, make a ritual sacrifice to a graven image of the Goreator and hope I don't get in any trouble with Gaia.

louielouie said...

more to the point of EJM I photograph. on april 25, this will be launched off the kahlifornia coast. the AIM satellite is a new breed of micro satellites that are launched from what my generation would call X-15 style, and EJM I generation would call a mega cruise missile. in this age of see, hear, & do everything as it happens, NASA-TV uses a chase plane with video feed to view the launch. it is sort of funny really. you see the missle drop from the underbelly of the plane, then the initial burst as the rocket fires, then the NASA web-server overloads, due to the video transmission via air and not wire/fiber, then the next frame you see is the missile ten(10) miles down range.
at this point EJM I wants to say something about too much time on my hands.........

Candidly Caroline said...

Wow! What a beautiful picture!