Further Up Yonder – The World from the International Space Station

 

 

So we live our lives dotted around this lump of rock hurtling through space and most of us are so concerned with the minutiae of our own existence we very rarely lift our heads up to consider the wonder and beauty of this rock called home.  I’ll never be able to view it the way that those who have travelled into space have and can only dream and marvel of the privilege experienced by that chosen view.  A glimpse of that experience is captured in this truly extraordinary timelapse video created with pictures from the International Space Station showing the Earth as a place of stunning beauty the like of which I have never seen before. The video, called Further Up Yonder, was made by Italian film student Giacomo Sardelli using Nasa stills. Sardelli calls the film a message from the ISS to all humankind and I found it quite awe inspiring and emotional.

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One thought on “Further Up Yonder – The World from the International Space Station

  1. At the International Space Station ISS repairs are often needed on the exterior, the problem is it is a lot of work to send out a manned space walk to do this. Astronauts need oxygen and they have the problems of human error. Yet if we use robots, well they do not complain, unless programmed too. Robots in fact could spend months to fix something, astronauts five day space walk missions are about all we can muster right now and if we cannot get it done in time, imagine the cost for another launch. What about Fatigue factors, which take a toll on the organic components of the human body? Costs to send up a space crew to do repairs can be millions if not billions of dollars.-

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