International Space Station Now Comes With a Breathtaking View of EarthBy Chris Weiss
Think your view of the Pacific Ocean is nice? Imagine if you could see the entire ocean with one glance out the window.
The Endeavour astronauts have been hard at work completing their mission on the International Space Station. Early this morning, they completed a new observation module that serves to provide extra room for inhabitants and equipment. The room includes windows that provide an incredible, panoramic view of Earth as well as other objects in space and approaching spacecraft. The segment of the module is called a cupola and serves to provide control of the robotic arms on the station. The cupola features seven windows, and the round, central window is the largest ever flown in space, according to the AP.
The addition was made during the Endeavour crew’s third and last spacewalk. After the work, the Space Station is approximately 90 percent complete. Construction will finish next year. Endeavour is scheduled to leave on Friday. [via CNN and AP] [Photo: NASA]