I love space.
And I'm not talking about the space in which I live.
Well, I guess I sort of am.
Not my home space.
Although I DO love my home.
Ok, this isn't going the way I planned.
I love outer space!
I love planets and stars and comets and all the beauty and immense-ness
that comes with Space.
I have always been fascinated by it.
It's amazing to picture our beautiful little planet Earth
in the vast expanse of space.
It sometimes helps put things in perspective.
A few years ago, hubs had a work conference in Florida
and I got to tag along.
I was absolutely THRILLED to be able to visit
I was in awe, I never thought I'd ever get to go there in my life.
It just seemed out of reach.
Like Space, I suppose. ; )
Who knows, maybe in this lifetime, some of us WILL get to travel
way up there.
Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station
Setting crescent moon and the Earth's atmosphere
Aurora Australis or 'Southern lights' are seen in this photo captured by astronauts on the International Space Station with a digital camera while they passed over the Indian Ocean, September 17, 2011
Pics from Sympatico
Astronaut Bruce McCandless, ventured further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut had ever been. Made possible by a nitrogen jet propelled backpack.
quoted from here
Canada's contribution to Space!
Canadarm and Canadarm2 unloading cargo from space shuttle
In University, I went to a lecture given by Canadian astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar.
I was moved to tears seeing her photos and hearing her speak
about looking down at the beauty of our planet from space.
My daughter also loves space, she has posters of the planets on her bedroom wall.
My mom was looking after my girls for me when I was working,
and she would get a schedule of when the
International Space Station was flying over our city.
In the early morning, they would go outside in the dark
and watch it fly over!
It looks like a bright star and would take maybe a minute to pass over us.
It was the coolest thing!
Try it out HERE.
Just choose your country and it will give you
a list of sighting opportunities.
We all have individual places we call home, but really,
we all share one home.
And it's beautiful.