Awesome Video of the Shuttle Flying Around the International Space Station

On March 19, 2009, the crew of the Discovery flew around the International Space Station after undocking at the end of mission STS-119. They filmed this awesome video—which has been sped up—that shows the orbiting structure in amazing detail. It's hard to believe we built that thing—and at the same time, I wish we had a much larger one by now. Just like 2001.


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I don't think we're going to get a much larger space station (nor many more) until we build a space elevator or other drastically more economical method of getting materials into space.