It was tricky to shoot the Perseid Meteor Shower this weekend, even with our sister site Pop Photo's eternally helpful guide, due to the the bright moon (and excessive rain here in the Northeast). But those aren't such big problems when you're shooting not from down on Earth, but from the International Space Station, as astronaut Ron Garan did. Views of meteor showers: yet another reason to be jealous of astronauts. Click here to get a bigger view of this amazing image.
The Aliens are invading! The Aliens are invading! Oh my!
A Batch of DNA Molecules That Seem To Have Originated in Space seeded here by asteroids, meteorites, or comets are invading! A Batch of DNA Molecules That Seem To Have Originated in Space seeded here by asteroids, meteorites, or comets are invading! Oh my! lol
Nope. Being stuck in an unprotected tin can during a meteor shower is not a reason to be jealous of astronauts. I was more than happy to be sitting safely on Earth, with limited visibility.
Saying it twice does not make it become reality, that takes three times.
Life without risk is no life at all. Give me the tin can any day.
I am waiting for them to start mandating that alcohol is required on future space trips to reduce health risks :D. Then you can sit up there and get drunk while watching a nice show.... hmmm, sounds like the 4th of July.
sacridias, @I did a search on the cost of the ISS. It varies widely from an estimate from 35 billion to 100 billion. With that said: I think on the ISS they have enough gadgets and gizmos to create some home brew if they had the desire. Of course I doubt they ever do such a thing.