They should have sent a poet
December 4, 2013 6:21 PM   Subscribe

The World Outside My Window - Time Lapse of Earth from the ISS (SLYT, make sure to play it in the highest resolution you can)
posted by griphus (15 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
You might want to pop a Gravol first.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:28 PM on December 4, 2013

Favourited just for the post title :)
posted by danhon at 6:33 PM on December 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

Yay ISS! Gonna miss you when you're gone.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:34 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Lemme go get my old Floyd cd's
posted by vrakatar at 7:10 PM on December 4, 2013

Sublime images. But what do we do about the damn music?
posted by Devonian at 8:48 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

NASA TV used to broadcast hours of video of the Earth from a camera on whatever shuttle was in orbit.

It was as dull as it sounds, and also as incredible.
posted by notyou at 10:00 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

But definitely not TWO poets
posted by thelonius at 10:54 PM on December 4, 2013

Someone set ~13 minutes of ISS footage to Burial's Rough Sleeper. Perhaps the best music video since the original for dayvan cowboy.
posted by TemporaryTurtle at 11:14 PM on December 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

posted by Harald74 at 11:55 PM on December 4, 2013

Kubrick seems to have been quite prescient with the closing sequences in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
posted by Kiwi at 2:48 AM on December 5, 2013

The comet showing up was like really great icing on a really great cake that ALREADY had delicious icing.

Why are we still mostly stuck here on the surface. We were supposed to be living out there by now, dammit.
posted by DigDoug at 4:23 AM on December 5, 2013

I am seething with jealous rage.
posted by jessssse at 5:35 AM on December 5, 2013

All I can think of is we've only got 45 minutes until the debris field comes around again.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:22 AM on December 5, 2013

We need a spacecoaster. These low-orbit photos need some more expanse. I mean, it's not like Earth is some big infinite thing. It's small and delicate. Show that, when you show that it is the most impossibly wonderful thing in the entire universe. (for so it must be, from a human perspective! For awhile, at least)

It is a thing. Unitary and finite. And desperately precious.
posted by Goofyy at 8:58 AM on December 5, 2013

(pardon me for interrupting myself)
Spacecoaster: framework/containers in elliptical orbit so you can hop-on/hop-off from low-orbit (ISS) up, maybe beyond geosync orbit. I think I just thought of this, but it seems unlikely I did not read about it in a book somewhere.
posted by Goofyy at 9:02 AM on December 5, 2013

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