Friday, April 28, 2006

Where's the Strauss?

Some enterprising fellow captured a video of Suitsat flying by Vega. In theory, this is pretty cool since we're talking about an astronaut's suit that's orbiting the earth rather than the usual space junk—tiles, wrenches, bolts, urinal pucks, freeze-dried ice cream (I'm guessing here...). But in reality, the video is a bit disappointing, since it looks like every other satellite you see flying by at high speed.

I realize I was irrationally hoping it would be more like those videos of the ISS crossing the sun. Or better yet, a silhouette of the suit tumbling by slowing, with one hand outstretched as if it were waving to us, preferably to the strains of a Strauss waltz.


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