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Incredible Video from ISS

Posted by geeknews at 12:38 AM on July 23, 2012

This Video is beyond words just hit play and go full screen

View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

Music by John Murphy – Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

Great ISS and Meteor Video

Posted by Alan at 10:53 AM on August 14, 2011

One of my favorite web sites, Universe Today, has linked up a video that really captured my imagination.  The video, captured by Bryan Stewart and posted to Vimeo, shows the International Space Station (ISS) passing overhead during the recent Perseid Meteor Shower.

The video is 1:06 in length and was filmed in Texas at 6:25am on August 10, 2011.  In addition to some great videography, it also features a soundtrack that is Carl Sagan set to music.  What more could you ask for?!

If you have never seen the ISS pass over, it’s a steady, non-blinking white light that moves fairly quickly across the sky.  Not meteor-fast, but you will only have 1-2 minutes of viewing time to follow it from one horizon to the other.

If you want to find out if/when it will be viewable in your area, I recommend the Heaven’s Above website.  You will to need to enter the coordinates of your location, but once you have it set up you can bookmark it with your coordinates and you will not need to ever enter them again.  In addition to the ISS, it also gives information on such passes as Iridium Satellites.

The video is posted below.  Enjoy.

ISS pass with perseid meteor from Bryan Stewart on Vimeo.

ISS Visible During Solar Eclipse

Posted by Andrew at 9:16 AM on January 5, 2011

In a very quick bit of non-CES news, check out this picture taken during Tuesday’s solar eclipse by photographer Thierry Legault.  It shows the International Space Station in front of the Sun as the Sun itself is partially occluded by the Moon.  Amazing.

What’s even more amazing is that Thierry  had less than one second in which to take the photo – that’s how quickly the ISS passes across the Sun.  You can read all about how the photograph was taken over at Bad Astronomy.

GNC-2006-12-15 #225

Posted by geeknews at 3:31 AM on December 15, 2006

Lots of great content tonight and some more serious topics that I would love to get some feedback on including what one question would you ask Bill Gates if you had the chance.

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GNC-2006-12-12 #224

Posted by geeknews at 2:49 AM on December 12, 2006

Talk about Hitachi as a Sponsor for Videocast we produce at CES, looking for a HD Hard Drive Video Recorder, update on my Niece and a big Thank You to all the attended the Tech Podcast Round Table

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NASA is a go for STS-116 Launch!

Posted by todd at 7:39 PM on December 9, 2006

Sts116NASA is a GO! Launch goes down in about 9 minutes will update as the launch proceeds.

 What a launch it was simply amazing with the Shuttle lighting up the evening sky in Florida with a clean separation of the solid rocket boosters.


From my perspective looked like a very good launch now we will have to see what the tapes show. Here is some eye candy for you.

ISS gets a Boost

Posted by todd at 3:59 PM on December 6, 2006

NASA was able to get the ISS in a higher altitude after a malfunction last week, setting the stage for the ISS to be in the correct orbit for the Space Shuttle arrival. [SpaceToday]

GNC-2006-12-01 #221

Posted by geeknews at 5:10 PM on December 1, 2006

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ISS occupants take a Soyuz for a spin

Posted by todd at 4:04 AM on October 12, 2006

SoyuzThe ISS occupants went with for a little ride yesterday and re-positioned the Soyuz spacecraft in anticipation of a Progress cargo ship arrival later in the month. One thing I must say about the Russians is that they are keeping the ISS supplied and acting as a Taxi service on a regular basis. []

Space Golf Anyone?

Posted by geeknews at 1:41 PM on February 28, 2006

It’s not like there isn’t enough debris in orbit already, seems the Russians are up for a little golf game from on top of the International Space Station. In a publicity stunt and also a advertising gimmick the Russians are going for the longest drive. No this is not a Ripley’s moment this is really set to happen in July. []

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