homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

The Geek Culture Forums


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | | search | faq | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» The Geek Culture Forums   » News, Reviews, Views!   » Your News!   » Long exposure photos from the ISS

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Long exposure photos from the ISS
GrumpySteen

Solid Nitrozanium SuperFan
Member # 170

Icon 11 posted June 08, 2012 12:01      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
http://retina.smithsonianmag.com/post/24629746846/smithsonian-magazine-star-trails

 -

Edit: And the Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_jsc_photo/sets/72157629726792248/with/7257866592/

--------------------
Worst. Celibate. Ever.

Posts: 6364 | From: Tennessee | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
Snaggy

Sir Snaggalot!
Member # 123

Member Rated:
5
Icon 14 posted June 08, 2012 12:04      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
whoa, nice! [thumbsup]
Posts: 8111 | From: Canada | Registered: Jan 2000  |  IP: Logged
TheMoMan
BlabberMouth, a Blabber Odyssey
Member # 1659

Member Rated:
4
Icon 1 posted June 08, 2012 12:43      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Fantastic


Good find

--------------------
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.


Benjamin Franklin,

Posts: 5848 | From: Just South of the Huron National Forest, in the water shed of the Rifle River | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
Erbo
Discontinued


Icon 1 posted June 13, 2012 00:22            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Don Pettit, the astronaut who took those photos, is a pretty awesome guy. His unusual insights and playful nature have produced some of the damnedest science you'll ever see.

He first visited station for Expedition 6 with "Cousin Kenny" (Kenneth Bowersox--probably distantly related, and, until "Cousin Crystal" hit it big with American Idol, probably the best-known Bowersox) and Nikolai Budarin. That was the expedition that was up there at the time of the Columbia disaster, meaning they had to come home on a Soyuz, which landed off-target but OK. But while he was up there, he filmed some amazing experiments with water in microgravity, and also made some repairs that NASA thought were impossible.

On this visit, he was actually the guy that grabbed the SpaceX Dragon with the robot arm to bring it in for berthing. He also filmed a cute segment in which he both demonstrated physics in microgravity and plugged the new Angry Birds Space game by using an improvised bungee-cord launcher to send a stuffed Red Bird flying through an open hatch.

IP: Logged


All times are Eastern Time  
Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

© 2015 Geek Culture

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.4.0



homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam