Thursday, May 15, 2014

An Illustration of Space Exploration

Heather showed the Art Society kids my post about wanting to go to space and find the best space nachos and Jarron drew these pictures for me.

Both my scanner at work and my scanner at home refused to scan in color. So I had to take a picture with my phone, which is lame. Let's not talk about how I'm in a fight with technology these days. I basically love everything about these pictures and I want to frame them and hang them in my bathroom.

In other space news, I'm sure you've seen this because it's everywhere. But in case you haven't, NASA has put up a live stream of several cameras pointed towards earth from the ISS and I don't think I have to tell you that it is mesmerizing and beautiful and glorious a total time suck. I can stare at it for hours. It is mostly cloudy and mostly over ocean and half the time it's just a black screen because they've orbited into the shadow but when it's on it's ON. It's so beautiful I can hardly stand it. Sometimes you'll catch the moon rising over earth. Sometimes you'll see something familiar. The other day I watched as it went over California. It was hot and dry and windy that day (every day this week actually)(sweet land of liberty, the heat we've been having!) so there were no clouds and it was such a perfect slow shot from the Bay Area all the way down to Baja. And, yes, fine, I'll admit that when it hit LA and I spotted our mountains I got a little misty. Can you blame me? Set aside a chunk of time and gaze. And try to catch it at the sunrises and sunsets. It's amazing.

In other, other space news, I finally saw Gravity and I was as tense as a tense thing the entire time. I mean, the entire time! But it has not deterred me from my plan to stow away on a rocket.

1 comment:

Rach said...

Those pictures are AMAZING! I love that he made those for you. I still haven't seen Gravity. I need to watch it when it's okay for me to feel stressed out.