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Captain Kirk Tweets the Space Station (updated)

This feels significant. Like we are crossing the threshold from science fiction into non-fiction.

Great post from Universe Today.


[Update] The @SarcasticRover brings us this light-hearted addition.

Going Home | Letters to Earth

You are an astronaut on the International Space Station with one day left before returning home. What do you do?

Tomorrow we light our rocket,
 we burn our engines and likewise,
  burn a hole in the sky,
   And thus fall to Earth.
How does one spend your last day in space?

I love this Letter to Earth by Don Pettit explaining his thoughts on the day before leaving. Frontier indeed!