Kelly’s photos prove that this perspective–from 250 miles above earth–while hard-won, is also almost unspeakably beautiful.
Kelly’s artist’s eye helped make him a social media sensation, and here his photos are collected alongside his own commentary, which sets the images in their proper contexts, human and cosmic.
He presents snapshots of life and work on the International Space Station, from spacewalks to selfies.
He mastered the rare art of microgravity photography.
4x magnifying zoom lens, he panned the camera as the shutter released in order to compensate for the space station’s velocity: 17,500 mph relative to the earth.
Kelly captures sunsets, moonrises, the aurora borealis, and the luminous, hazy tapestry of the Milky Way.
But above all–or floating amid all–he takes the earth itself as his celestial muse.
From the record-breaking astronaut, national hero, and best-selling author of Endurance, a breathtaking collection of photos documenting his journey on the International Space Station, the vastness of space, and the unparalleled beauty of our own home planet.
One’s perspective shifts when one lives for an entire year–as Commander Scott Kelly, and no other American astronaut in history, has–in the isolating, grueling, and utterly unforgiving vacuum of space.
Here are hurricanes, wrinkled mountains, New York City shining like a galaxy–glorious photographs that are, in themselves, a passionate argument for the preservation of our planet in the face of climate change and environmental destruction.
The original Bullet Space Pen was conceived in July of 1948.
It became the first Fisher ball point pen, the #400 Bullet Pen, is arguably the most popular pen of the twentieth century.
When closed, the Bullet Space Pen is the perfect size to carry in your wallet, pocket, purse, car glove box, organizer or toolbox.
Paul Fisher was soon machining a new pen design shaped from solid aluminum.
This pen is now all brass with a Laquered Brass finish.
When open it’s a full sized, evenly balanced writing instrument.
The patented ink cartridge was designed by Paul Fisher for NASA in the 1960’s enabling it to write in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit, under water, in zero gravity, at any angle, even upside down.
“An intergalactic dice Game of fleet management for 2-5 space base Commodores.
Use cargo vessels, mining ships, and deploy carriers to earn profits and expand your influence.
Admiral of the fleet! Space base is a dice Game where players draft ships into their space base.
Space base has you involved and engaged on every player turn, from the first roll of the dice to the last!”.
As the Commodore of a space base, Your job is to draft new Ships into your fleet to work and Patrol the 12 sectors under your watch.
Only one space base Commodore will be promoted to U.
Every turn, No matter whose turn, players harvest rewards from their space base, Whether those rewards are an increase in your baseline income, credits for the next turn, influence or some other powerful effect that will lead you to victory.