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A new look space station…

Wow… what a difference a few years makes..!

The ISS started off looking like this…

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… and looked like this after a few more missions…

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Not too long ago it looked like this…

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And now, finally, after Discovery’s mission, it looks like this…

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How beautiful is that?! Look what we built! Isn’t that stunning? I know ISs has its problems and its critics, and that it hasn’t fulfilled its original mission or promise, but looking at that picture – as I always do when looking up at the real thing as it sails through the sky above my town – I feel very, very proud.

And just to show how beautiful the ISS is, take a look at what I think might just be one of the most stunning images taken in the space program so far… click on the image to bring up a full size version…

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Look what we built…

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7 Responses

  1. Beautiful! Congratulations to you and your team. It is truly amazing. Sometimes we don’t accomplish what we expected, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a huge accomplishment.

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  3. Bloody lovely.

    Can you explain what the last picture is? What’s the black curve on the left? Exactly how does the light come to be as it is in that picture?

    Thanks.

  4. Amazing what we, the human race has done here!
    Thanks for posting these great images.

  5. very amazing through the telescope

  6. Now I am going to do my breakfast, later than having
    my breakfast coming again to read additional news.

  7. Your style is really unique compared to other people I’ve read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this page.

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