I’ve added a new link on the Blogroll to the right of these words…it gives you direct access to NASA TV, that little known TV station which offers live coverage of NASA missions. At the moment, you can see live film of Expedition 16 on board the International Space Station. I just spent a few valuable minutes which could have been spent doing something I get paid for doing watching the solar panel of the ISS slowly moving against the backdrop of the planet Earth.
I can’t believe how much time I’m going to waste watching this. It’s surreal to suddenly be catapulted out of Ordinary World into the world of space.
There was a wonderful episode of Heartbeat last year in which the 1960s characters gathered in the Aidensfield Arms to watch Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon…and it was clear that the power of that moment lay in its extraordinary uniqueness.
Now, the moment is not unique; you can access it any time, day or night (though you have to check the schedules or take pot luck, because sometimes it’s just archive or educational stuff) , just by clicking on the following words:
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