Intermission: Let's Go Up in Orbit

Leave your computer for a moment and come up with us into orbit.


When we're sitting at our desks, stuck in traffic, or just going about our daily routine, it's easy to forget that the space we occupy is greater than what's on our immediate horizons. After all, the circumference of Earth is 24,901.55 miles, which is a good deal larger than this computer screen.

So take a moment and come up with us in orbit aboard the International Space Station. It's a minute of silence, but the time-lapsed visuals say more than enough. Start over the Pacific Ocean, and end just in time to greet the sun.