International Space Station

Apollo astronauts, on their own admission, to think seriously and changed after they look at Earth from their unique position in space. "It changed my whole life," – said Rusty Shvaytskart, astronaut mission Apollo 9. " From there you can only see the boundaries created by nature not the ones that have been made by man" – said Eugene Tsernan of the missions of Apollo 10 and 17: "This is one of the deepest and most emotional experience that I have ever had." Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. Since then, no one was in a place where you can float in space and look at Earth as a whole. The crew of the International Space Station offers a beautiful view of the Earth, but not on the entire Earth. The reason is that the station is on the low Earth orbit and at the same time you can only see part of the planet. With photo form the entire Earth, the Moon, no one has yet beaten.

Soon we'll be back. Right at this moment space station study the lunar surface is the orbit of the moon and collect important data for scientists nasa, which are needed to plan the resumption of lunar exploration by man. nasa again prepares a daring mission to the moon – this time to stay there. There are many reasons which force us to return. Former space shuttle astronaut Joseph Allen believes that our home planet is one of them: "With all the arguments for and against for the flight to the moon no one offers the argument that we must fly in order to look at Earth. But in fact this may be one of the most important reasons.

" In his recent confirmation hearing for the post of Administrator nasa, former astronaut Charles F. Bolden Jr. said: "I dream of the day When the Americans will fly into space and see the splendor and grandeur of our home planet. " Until then, a few astronauts flies there for us and they will be in the hands of the camera is a thousand times better than the ones that were in Apollo astronauts. The fact that the space agency tells us will certainly enhance our vision. It always has been. Translator: Denis Guchok



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