posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 10:02 AM
Everyone recently knows about the recently conducted STS-119
mission to the ISS, it has now upgraded
the ISS and made it capable of supporting six crew members at a time.
The most important think I look for in every mission is the view. The view of the earth, or the ISS backdropped against the earth.
I came across this image in the ISS homepage today. And I thought that the image speaks for iteself.
The view is beautiful. I just dont have words to express it. The air glow effect of the atmosphere and the solar panels appearing in golden colour
because of the sunlight passing through it. This sums up our technological capacity. The beauty we can achieve with technology is awesome.
A hi-res image is available in the image archive. It can be downloaded from,
Another better one-
I just hope that atleast now many would stop saying that NASA is wasting money on useless space flights. I think we humans achieved a new level of
life with this.
[edit on April 1st, 2009 by peacejet]