Monday, October 30, 2006

Why I Write, Part 12





I pulled this down from one of the message boards where I lurk. I think it came from NASA via Warren Ellis’s site, but I’m not privy to the latter and can’t locate it on the former. Anyway, it’s beautiful: a shuttle launch photographed from the International Space Station.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Al Reynolds said...

That's just fantastic!

October 31, 2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger Martyn Taylor said...

Sigh . . .

October 31, 2006 5:47 PM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

We do some pretty crap stuff, as a species, but we can do this too...

October 31, 2006 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Al Reynolds said...

As it happens, I did some googling to see if I could find a higher-res version of the same picture...and it turns out it probably wasn't shot from the ISS after all, but a chase plane:

http://digg.com/space/Space_Shuttle_Launch_as_seen_from_ISS_220_miles_up

November 01, 2006 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Al said...

Sorry, the cut and paste on the URL didn't work. But if you google on '"shuttle launch" from ISS' it's the fifth one down.

Still a cool picture though...

November 01, 2006 9:04 AM  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

Thanks Al - I'm not the google-master you clearly are.

November 01, 2006 3:28 PM  

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