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Wonders of Flight and Patterns in Time

18 Jul 2013, 03:08 UTC
Wonders of Flight and Patterns in Time
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Space Really Isn’t that Far Away A quick note today on two thoughts resulting from the same image (above). Taken with my phone while pressed against the starboard-side window during a recent cross-country flight, (I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately), the first thing you’ll probably notice about this picture is that I’ve inverted […]

Space Really Isn’t that Far Away
A quick note today on two thoughts resulting from the same image (above).
Taken with my phone while pressed against the starboard-side window during a recent cross-country flight, (I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately), the first thing you’ll probably notice about this picture is that I’ve inverted it.
Why? Simply, it was for those who may not be quite as impassioned about space exploration as I am.
I did it to illustrate what I felt, as an aspiring astronaut, every time I look up and away from the plane at altitude. Look at how close space feels here! It’s almost as though you could touch it, or hanging from the Earth by your hands, stick your toes in it.
(At the time and altitude this picture was taken, the plane was nearly 10% of the way ...

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