Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, December 25, 2017

Right now a man-made object the size of a football field is orbiting some 250 miles above Earth. It's so large it can be seen from the ground with the naked eye. For more than 17 years humans have occupied the International Space Station. The 53 crews that have rocketed aloft have come from 10 nations; in all, people from 17 countries have visited. ... The station's international crews work in close quarters and in a dangerous environment for peaceful purposes and for the advancement of human knowledge. As many visitors to space have reported, when they look earthward they see one beautiful "big blue marble" without borders hanging in space.

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I've never seen it.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-25 09:27 PM | Reply

I have. It's pretty neat if you know what it is at the time.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-25 09:38 PM | Reply

It's over Uzbekybekkystanstan right now. :-)

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-25 09:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

youtu.be

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-25 10:07 PM | Reply

And now, an hour later, It's over the Straight of Magellan. Too much.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-25 10:39 PM | Reply

I've seen it fly right over my house before. It's amazing something that big is moving that fast.

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-26 08:55 AM | Reply

You can go to, spaceweather.com type in your zipcode and see what and when things are passing over head.

#7 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-12-26 10:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

On Earth I would trust a Russian about as far as I could throw them.

I might trust them a little more in space being as we depend on each other for our lives up there.

And in space I bet you could throw them pretty far, too!

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-26 04:19 PM | Reply

Orbiting Message of Peace

If you insist.... even though we know it's got nothing at all to do with "peace to all people" (China isn't allowed near the station).

Still it didn't stop this CHRISTIAN newspaper from putting a Christmassy spin on it....

Two millenniums ago wise men saw a light in the sky, a moving star. It led them to a cradle, a baby, and to a universal message of "on earth peace, good will toward men."

Poppycock.

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-12-27 02:29 AM | Reply

I've never seen it.

#1 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2017-12-25 09:27 PM | FLAG:

You can go to, spaceweather.com type in your zipcode and see what and when things are passing over head.

#7 | POSTED BY DANIEL AT 2017-12-26 10:12 AM | FLAG:

Night Sky Tools for Android. It's a very useful app to have for the amateur astronomer.

#10 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-12-27 10:23 AM | Reply

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