Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Space Cowboys

Young people don't, and probably can't, appreciate how incredible it is that there are human beings who live in outer space for months at a time.

Docking so smooth, Space Station crew didn't feel it. [Original photo]

Cripes. I'm so old I remember the first chimpanzee to orbit the earth. I remember when the whole world would stop to watch a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral. I've lived to see the day when driving a space shuttle is a job description. Crazy really.

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