Saturday, December 24, 2011

Station Commander Captures Unprecedented View of Comet

International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy as seen from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Burbank described seeing the comet as “the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space,” in an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit.

I sent the drawing above that I made about the space shuttle and the mission to fix the Hubble telescope to the The Kansas City Star newspaper. They published it on December 19, 1993.

The point I was making was that working in space is not work at all, it's play, fun, and a supernatural adventure...And some very lucky people are paid to do that so-called work for a living...and what a living it is.



  1. Lou,

    When do you think civilian space flight will begin? ie Richard Branson type projects.

    And, wont private/public ventures like these make the masses (on a small scale) more aware?

    Those masses that can afford the ticket that is! lol!

  2. Hi Chris,

    Civilians will start trickling into space in a few years, not very high or far from Earth until late into this century.

    They will see some strange things but will be told that it is human military secret stuff.

    Some people will know, most will be blinded to the reality of it as they are down here, and only see what they are supposed to see, swamp gas.