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The Earth From a Great Height

In a departure from the usual science column, a photo-essay on our world from a distance.

by
Charlie Martin

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July 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm
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Seeing the Earth from above. It has fascinated people for thousands of years. We would look at the mountains…

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38 weeks ago
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1903 the Wrights flew a few hundred feet. !969 we flew an Apollo craft to the moon, landed, walked on the moon and flew back.
We've flown a spacecraft out of our solar system recently. in 110 years this was accomplished.
Accomplished by who? By 100's of scientist's, engineers, pilots, astronauts and even more so by thousands on thousands of craftsmen and laborers. Of all nations, races religious belief and national heritage. Most here is the US but also huge numbers in many many other countries around the world.
Much of the progress started with two World Wars and a Cold War, battling for strategic advantage.
And we have some silly notion that we must 'embrace diversity' and 'learn to work together' and we have entire industries, university programs corporate officers and offices devoted to 'Diversity and Inclusion' efforts.
Give Mankind a BIG vision and a BIG goal and shut up and get out of the way Diversity Professor!
38 weeks ago
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We went a billion miles away just to get a better look at ourselves. May we always have a new mirror to find and gaze into.
38 weeks ago
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The only thing missing from this article is the picture of Earth from Voyager, from 3.7 billion miles away.

The Infamous Pale Blue Dot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot
38 weeks ago
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Stunning, fascinating photos... and a great Nanci Griffith song. Thank you for this column.

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