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After Watching This Video, You Will Like to Be an Astronaut Too

I've never seen anything like this: The Earth captured in time lapse by an astronaut at the International Space Station, cruising at 17,239 miles per hour—that's 7.7 kilometers per second, or 4.7 miles per second.

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The time lapse video was taken by NASA astronaut and Oregon State University alum Don Pettit, while he was at the ISS. Here are some his other awesome videos:

[Oregon State UniversityThanks Rebecca!]

The amazing song is Utopia, from Goldfrapp's album Felt Mountain. Get it here. And while you are at it, get the entire Supernature, Black Cherry, Seventh Tree and Head First.

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If only it was cheap enough for everyone to take a mandatory trip into orbit.

Things would really change for the better on a social, political and ecological level.