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
Iberian Peninsula at Night - photograph taken from the International Space Station (ISS).
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
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