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Re: ISS flyovers tonight & tomorrow

Posted by D on November 8, 2011, 7:39 pm, in reply to "ISS flyovers tonight & tomorrow"
Message modified by board administrator November 8, 2011, 9:05 pm

Wow, so we are sitting at the beach bar watching La Manz TV when
my focus centers on Venus shinning brightly on the horizon. Suddenly
I remember Brent's posting about the ISS fly over, I ask those present what
time it is? No one knows. I go to the office and to Bret's post to find
the ISS fly over is 6:41 pm, I look at the clock, it is 6:42 pm!
I go back out to the beach and say "it is happening now!" We look up to
our right and there she is, flying over in all her splendor. We loved it,
thanks Bret. I get a dimensional time space continuum thing when
I watch a man made object orbit the earth, very other worldly.
Akin to the "look at life from here" rush / perspective I get when
I see the Hubble deep field showing thousands of galaxies in a spot of
sky where to the naked eye there was nothing. I wonder what it was that
alerted me to the ISS fly over, was it a mental alarm clock that
I had unknowingly set when I read Bret's post yesterday? Or was it
the reception of the vibration being transmitted by all those who were
already watching the ISS go over? Or just a ####in fluke?

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

He has ventured far beyond the flaming ramparts of the world, and in mind and
spirit traversed the boundless universe."

— Lucretius

With increasing distance, our knowledge fades, and fades rapidly. Eventually,
we reach the dim boundary—the utmost limits of our telescopes. There,
we measure shadows, and we search among ghostly errors of measurement for
landmarks that are scarcely more substantial.


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