November 17, 2010

Home from Above

I have a lot of little things to say about this. First, the view out of my window at work looks pretty sad after looking at this photo. Second, did you know a bunch of astronauts have a rock band called Max Q? That may be my second favorite random theme band after the Rock Bottom Remainders. Anyway, Dr. Dyson here is one of their lead vocalists. Third, it looks like casting Sigourney Weaver in Alien was pretty damn realistic. Fourth, and most importantly, there are people living in space! Constantly orbiting Earth! They are up there right now! In space! It blows my little mind.

Motherfuckin SPACE. Tracy Caldwell Dyson on the International Space Station
2010
from NASA

11 comments:

Mel said...

I love this photo! I get NASA emails and tweets, so I enjoyed the whole slideshow this morning too. I think it was on the front page of my internet news too, Italy at night!! I wish the whole world would look at those photos, it might help.
I'm as amazed they are up there as you are. The space shuttle retires this year though, and we'll be privatizing space runs from now on. At least the Hubble is still clicking away up there too.
By the way, the east sky at dawn tonight and tomorrow is supposed to be a good show, but you probably already know that.
Grat post!

Ms. Moon said...

What can you say except that there are more things than we can imagine, the world is far more strange and amazing than we can know?

downtown guy said...

Mel: I only look at the NASA photos from time to time, but they always amaze me. The idea of actually leaving Earth both scares me to my core and completely delights me.

Mama: true true.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Better them than me. I wouldn't go if you paid me a gazillion dollars.

downtown guy said...

I honestly don't know if I would or not.

leilalatex said...

I would go in a heart beat. Maybe one day I'll be rich and get to do it. I can't imagine a single experience that could top going to SPACE.

Except maybe ROCK 'N' ROLL in SPACE.

downtown guy said...

ROCK 'N' ROLL ORGY in SPACE.

May said...

Do you suppose they rock out in space? Is sound different in zero gravity? Does it affect the tuning of their guitars?

downtown guy said...

In space, bad knees wouldn't stop me from getting in the pit!

May said...

"The pit", i.e. everywhere.

downtown guy said...

Circle pit on the ceiling!