Just going to leave these layers here…

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Yeah, you know… because these “3D renderings” of our solar system don’t explain away the fact that anything presented to us from beyond the stratosphere isn’t actually just a drawing rather than a photograph from things like the Hubble.

What a joke.

My question to add to this is the following; how can a normal Joe-Blow like myself get access to things like the MOLA or the MEDGR’s?

Seems legit. Could it just be… that space is a cartoon… just maybe?

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SpaceX to the rescue!!!

Yesterday SpaceX launched a Russian Cargo craft which plans to dock with the ISS within two days after launch. The Progress carried almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 53 crew on the station. The spacecraft is scheduled to make a quick, two-orbit journey to the station.

Now, I’m no expert… but seriously, if anyone watches this video and still thinks it is real… wow, just wow.

But, for those of you that don’t feel the need to watch a 10 minute video of the most recent SpaceX launch, here are some quick little screen captured snippets from that video. It’s pretty much the most majestic thing I have ever seen.

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Let’s totally disregard the fact that the live footage clearly shows the rocket only reaching an altitude of about 20 miles maximum before changing its trajectory from an upward assent to a horizontal then downward one before the feed changes to that pure gold CGI.

Wow… I am literally at a loss for words here. This has got to be the most realistic thing I have ever seen (of course only if it’s 1998 and you are playing a PlayStation One, of course).

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How in the mess is anyone buying this junk? SpaceX needs to hire some of the guys that have done more recent work for things like the PS4.

I think it might be a good move… just saying.

The earth goes missing on a spacewalk

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Just wanted to pose one quick little question. What happened to the earth in the sequence of shots taken from 3, 4, and 5 from the second camera angel in the following video?

The earth just vanished.

Not to mention the fact that you can tell that the astronaut is in front of a transparency during the movement he makes in the second camera shot. And also, why is it that during the sequence taking place from shots 3 though 5 we see a pulsating affect happening as the object crosses the path of total darkness?

And if your answer to this question is that it is simply the camera angel, then why is it that the shots taken from the second camera don’t appear to reveal earth shine against the ISS? For those of you that aren’t in the know, earth shine is the glow caused by sunlight reflected off the earth.

Anyway, I am probably just being silly… or then again, probably not.