Sharing the View

This weekend I ended up working the Sunday day shift (“Orbit 2”) when I had not planned to. Nobody likes getting called in on a day off – I’m sure most people immediately think of Peter from Office Space, like me.┬áBut in my case I volunteered, so it actually wasn’t anything like that clip.

Sitting in the FCR is one of the best ways to spend a day in my job. So even though today was Sunday, I made the most of it by enjoying the Earth float by while I worked. Here are some low res shots of various places in the Western hemisphere the ISS passed over today. I guess it’s not really “work” if I can play tourist?

(the baseball bat in the foreground of my pictures is the “attitude control device” that we keep handy at the ADCO console)

Great shot of Southern Italy almost directly naidr

Sunset over Eastern Europe

Much of southern Argentina and Chile looking South

Mexico, Brownsville, and South Padre Island (looking South)

East Texas Gulf Coast with Galveston Bay in the top of the right screen

Much of the Southeast United States with Florida at the top of the screen

The Nile river delta

October 21, 2012 11:22 pm

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