Wednesday, 24 December 2014

93 million miles from the sun

In a fairly joyless year of world events this NASA video is a welcome sight to us earth dwellers. Set to a song by Jason Mraz, the American singer-songwriter who first came to prominence on the San Diego coffee house scene in 2000, with the sort of thing James Taylor might have once written.

    We are off the earth, for the earth. NASA and its international partners have successfully been living continuously on the International Space Station (ISS) for over 14 years. This “Home” in space gives us a tremendous view of earth our home. During 6 month missions to space, Astronauts and Cosmonauts are able to communicate with their families in their homes.
    As NASA begins to explore beyond low earth orbit, “Home” will take on a whole new meaning. Home is inside of you, whether its Mars, the International Space Station, Earth, or where you hang your hat (space helmet).