It came from outer space

Here is a series of short texts about life on the International Space Station. They were written by Donalt Pettit, an American astronaut who lived on the ISS for 6 months. The texts range from very no-nonsense scientific texts to strangely poetic, haiku-like observations:
It is easy to spill a little water. Perhaps you release some water from the nozzle of our food re-hydrating dispenser, or perhaps from the nozzle where we bathe. In either case, you produce a most amazing array of tiny jeweled spheres, each glistening like a crystal lens as they scatter in all directions. You chase them down with a tissue and catch a few before they impact on the walls. When tissue-contact is made, they adsorb so quickly they simply disappear as if they were soap bubbles that had just popped. You feel a small sadness inside for having destroyed something so beautiful.
Something about the distance from Earth must give you quite the existential change of perspective.

Also, he plays the didgeridoo, which he made. Out of ice and butter..

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Blogger suttonhoo said...

in space?! he plays a didgeridoo made out of ice and butter in space?!

February 22, 2008 3:25 am  
Blogger mrtn said...

No, in Antarctica, silly!

February 22, 2008 9:10 am  

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