Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hurricane Dean from the ISS

Every now and then you see a video so amazing that you kinda step back:

You can hear the chatter between the spacewalker and control in the background. Now try to imagine how mindblowing that must be -- to be out in the blackness of space putting something together with your little space hammer while you coast along at a jolly ol' 17,000mph, when suddenly you see the eye of a Category 5 hurricane zip by 200 miles underneath your feet. Holy cow.

Being an astronaut is fraught with danger, but it clearly is the coolest job in the world and I envy every last one of those guys.

1 comment:

Jojo said...

Thanks for sharing, that was cool!