Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25;
Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.
1551 days ago
Our Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft 'Olympus' on final approach to the Space Station. Taken when we were about 100 feet away from docking.
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Hi, are there any photos from inside the Soyuz while in orbit? It's still the least-documented part of human spaceflight.
It is amazing.. watching this picture .....I feel that I am there
@jx0 During the last phase manually controlled by the Soyuz commander. Tricky business!
only 30m ahead! wow!
Oh! it's a cool picture.
Dual units are common: ISS orbits at 216.77 SM (188.37 NM) 348.62 km above ground, moving at 17,725.81 mph or 27,722.25 kph or 7,700.88 mps
@skinpup If U need help a useful conversion tool is here: http://www.onlineconversion.com/ It says that 100 feet are 30.48 m ;-))
please use metric!
@kurokoa20 That is due to the absolute lack of atmosphere. Another illustrating pic is here: http://twitpic.com/1yz9xf
Wow! I like the shape of your spacecraft, and even more its name, Olympus. Thank you!
The black of space is quite different from the black seen in the earth. I exactly feel darkness.
I love the void of space....
Doug, the Universe was waiting for your arrival for quite sometime. You have chosen to risk your own life for your love & devotion to the study of space exploration. Your five crew members love you & so does NASA & all of us on Earth.
Hello 'Olympus' !!! What amazing picture !!!
Thank you for the great pic! I love the feeling of the void of space.
I love the way u hav taken me on board ur spaceship, it has been 1 o the best trips ever thanks guys.BIG FRIENDLY HUG T U ALL UP THR
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