Monday, September 19, 2011

An Amazing Video from The Space Station

This video took my breath away. Here is the description:
A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy

It just so happens that the Commander of Expedition 29 (current expedition) on the International Space Station is a graduate of Texas A&M. Here is a video of Col. Mike Fossum, from space, to the football fans before last weekend's game:

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