Earth, the Moon, and the Soyuz, from io9: "Awe-Inspiring Pictures Taken from the ISS as the New Year Begins"
Across the Globe
Star Trails by Astronaut Don Pettit, ISS: As the ISS circles Earth at roughly 17,000 miles per hour, Flight Engineer Don Pettit takes
Latin: "non est ad astra mollis e terris via" ; English: "There is no easy path from Earth to the Stars"
ink on skin
Yuri's Planet by ISS Expedition 30, NASA: View of Earth from an altitude of 240 miles. On April 12, 1961 Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich
Iberian Peninsula at Night - photograph taken from the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA photo of the International Space Station ISS on orbit above Earth taken by the crew of STS-128. Photo Credit: NASA
Science and Nature
The ISS Bounty was lost at sea decades ago… with the year's taxes from Concord still aboard. By Mathieu Lauffray
The English Channel Pedal Boat - Hammacher Schlemmer - This is the water craft that set a Guinness World Record for the fastest pedal-powered crossing of the English Channel.
Makes me smile
Temi Kucinski (b. 1950), Pinot Gems and English Channel Stoppers, 2011; glass rings from recycled Pinot Grigio bottles, antique glass bottle stoppers from the English Channel and forged and oxidized sterling silver, 18 inches in length, pendant drop 3 inches; Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment Purchase Award, 2011
Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency space Earth