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International Space Station Transiting Between Alnitak And Alnilam In Orion Tonight

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This is the International Space Station transiting on March 7 around 7pm between Alnitak (to the left) and Alnilam (to the right) in Orion up in the London skies

ISS in Orion

ISS in Orion

Amazingly, it is possible to take pictures like this with a hand-held Nikon costing far less than £100.

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2010/Mar/07 at 19:24:57

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A Giant Leap for South Korea(n Women)

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As recently as eight years ago, South Korean women were described “virtually powerless when it comes to voting on legislation, setting national policy or turning the wheels of bureaucracy“.

Today, one of them, Yi So-yeon, is the first citizen of her country to reach orbit. Having replaced a not necessarily clever first-choice, a male of course: rather too mistake-prone for his Russian hosts.

Is that a good metaphor or what?

Written by omnologos

2008/Apr/08 at 22:42:33

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