"The Childe...More restless than the swallow in the skies..." -Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cosmos Highlight for December 2013

Every now and then, usually in the early morning, I look up for three to five minutes and watch a bright point of light arc silently overhead. It never ceases to inspire me.

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On December 6, 1998, International Space Station assembly began
Image Credit: NASA

From the full caption at nasa.gov:
"On Dec. 6, 1998, the crew of space shuttle mission STS-88 began construction of the International Space Station, attaching the U.S.-built Unity node and the Russian-built Zarya module together in orbit. The crew carried a large-format IMAX® camera, used to take this image of Unity lifted out of Endeavour's payload bay to position it upright for connection
to Zarya."

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