“A classic that I never get tired of: the orange solar panel in front of the blue–white background and the curvature of Earth” wrote astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency from aboard the International Space Station.
The space station serves as the world’s leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.
From the vantage point of the International Space Station, astronaut Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) captured this image over the Earth, writing “Looking west over the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. #EarthArt
from the amazing space station.”
The space station serves as the
world’s laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity
research, and is the primary platform for technology development and
testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations
beyond low-Earth orbit, including asteroids and Mars.
Europe at night is one of the most spectacular views. Here we were travelling along the Adriatic towards the Middle East,’ wrote astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) from aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). The space station serves as the world’s leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.
Does all capsules drops in Kazakhstan on return after every mission?
Since the US Space Shuttle retired in 2011, we launch to and return from the Space Station with the Russian Space Agency. So yes, these capsules (the Soyuz) land in Kazakhstan (or surrounding regions). However, different spacecrafts have different reentry trajectories, depending on where they aim to land. As you might recall, the Apollo mission capsules landed in the ocean. Since Space-X and Boeing are currently building new vehicles so that we will also launch from the US again to get to the International Space Station, these spacecraft will return to the US. For example, you may have seen footage of Space-X cargo vehicles splashing down into the Pacific over the last few years. The Boeing Starliner plans to land on land instead of water. NASA is also currently building the Orion spacecraft, which will take us to destinations beyond low earth orbit (where the Space Station is), whether that be the Moon or Mars or another target. Orion will also splash down in the ocean.
- Grell Sutcliff & Madam Red in “Lycoris that Blazes the Earth”
(I love how Madam seems genuinely frightened/uncomfortable even in front of Butler Grell. She’s so afraid of this person since the beginning yet she was at that point relying her entire existence on Grell. And the way Grell is bored by Madam’s emotion is just… never mind just read my tags)
Hunk was very excited to visit a planet that seamed similar to earth. Lance was more open with his emotions than he was. When Allura had told the group that they would land on the planet Mouti for a diplomatic meeting, the team wasn’t surprised. They had visited many leaders of aliens that were affected by Zarkon’s empire or who could be potential allies should another threat arise.
It wasn’t until Coran pulled up pictures of the land that the paladins started to take interest. The pictures depicted green valleys and beautiful waterfalls. There were stone paths that were wet with water and a faint rainbow could be seen in the background. Lance gasped when he realized that their destination saw rain like earth did. Hunk and Coran each put a hand on Lance’s shoulders. Pidge looked enchanted by the scenary. It had been so long since the team had been able to lie in soft fields and have no stress.
The castle of lions descended in a meadow with the sun shining down on them. Allura led the paladins off the castle to meet King Cahril who waited before them. Lance pushed forward past everyone to get off the ship, but slowed when he realized it hadn’t rained and didn’t look like it would rain any time soon. Hunk was proud of his best friend when Lance kept his smile in place and didn’t let the citizens of Mouti see his disappointment. Although Lance didn’t seem completely heartbroken, his eyes still wide as he took in the planet’s beauty. The paladins gathered around Allura as she spoke with the King. He was a small man, about Pidge’s height. He reminded Hunk of the King of the Arusians. He had light blue skin and six small eyes scattered on his forehead.
“Welcome Princess Allura. And welcome her Lion Friends.”
“Greetings King Cahril. You have a lovely planet.” Allura spoke. She giggled when she looked to her side to see Lance basking in the sunlight and the warm weather. Keith had taken off his jacket and tied it around his waist.
“Yes, though it’s a shame you came to visit during such unfortunate weather.”
“What do you mean unfortunate weather?” Shiro asked.
“Yeah!” Chirped Lance. “This is awesome.”
“Oh no, there it is again.” King Cahril sighed. A strong breeze blew through the long grass and wildflowers past several Moutis people. Lance payed no mind to the King’s words and turned towards the breeze with his arms held out. The paladins soon understood why the breeze wasn’t welcomed. Instead of refreshing cool air, the breeze was like a mini heat wave. No one could contain their laughter when Lance turned back around looking betrayed and sweating.
Pidge looked around and squeaked when she saw one of the Moutis people fall back to the ground, like he had done a trust fall but no one caught him.
“Yes, the heat from that gust of wind is too much for us small people. Prolonged exposure can lead to fainting.” Pidge still looked as if what the King had said hadn’t comforted her in the slightest.
They were soon led inside the Mouti castle, and the team sighed in relief when they were greeted by cool air again. The paladins stood patiently as the Princess spoke on their behalf in front of the King and the royal court. These kind people seemed happy to work with them to defend the universe from the Galra’s tyranny. The meeting didn’t last long, and soon everyone said goodbye. However, several members of the court insisted that they stay a bit longer to enjoy the beauty of the land since the hot winds seemed to have died down.
Hunk was happy to sit in the tall grass and start tying flowers together into flower crowns. As he worked, he could see his friends roll down a hill not too far away. Shiro disapproved when Pidge had dared Lance to roll down the steep hill, but he didn’t stick around to stop them. Shiro wandered off to find Allura when Lance not only accepted the dare, but challenged Keith to a race. Now Hunk sat, entertained by his friends’ foolishness.
He could also see Shiro, Allura and Coran inspect the flowers of the meadow. Well, Allura and Coran were looking at the flowers. Shiro had his gaze locked on the Princess and seemed incredibly flustered when she stood up and invaded his space to show him a plant. He blushed and excused himself to join Hunk.
Shiro sat next to Hunk with his face in his hands for a minute. Hunk decided to break the silence.
“You could do something sweet to show her you care about her.” Shiro tooked his face out of his hands, his blush still present. “Make her one of these.” Hunk suggested pointing to his head. A crown of yellow flowers rested on his hair and Shiro almost laughed when it looked like Hunk’s crown was stacked on his headband.
“I don’t know how.” Shiro confessed.
“Don’t worry man, I got you.” Hunk replied, gesturing to several other flower crowns he had made. He was happy to help someone out and teach them the art of making flower crowns. When Shiro finished his project, he took a deep breath and brought it over to where Allura stood. He swore that this was one of the times he felt the most nervous in his life.
“Princess, uh I, well Hunk taught me but I made this for you. It’s a flower crown and you have a real one but still. I used those purple flowers that reminded you of Altea and ah, yeah.”
Hunk didn’t miss how Allura’s face turned red to match Shiro’s.
“Thank you Shiro. I love it.”
The yellow paladin smiled as he finished up the last of the flower crowns that he had mad for his friends. He made his way over to Coran to give him his, made of large white flowers similar to Lilies. He tried not to laugh at the ridiculous combination of the crown and Coran’s mustache.
“Pidge! Here!” Pidge grinned and thanked Hunk for the green crown that sat a top her hair.
“Lance, can you give this to Keith?”
Lance nodded. “Sure thing, buddy." Lance turned and walked towards Keith, who was just joining the group after being left at the bottom of the hill.
"Here, this is for you.” Keith raised an eyebrow. “You know, like, uh here.” Lance stuttered and failed to hide the blush on his cheeks as he placed the crown of red flowers on Keith’s head.
When Lance returned to the group, he wanted to laugh a little at Shiro’s pink crown, but his laughter died when he realized what Hunk had done. He’d made Keith and Lance matching crowns. While the large flowers were the colours of their lions, they were separated by smaller purple ones. Lance shot his best friend a glare, but wore his crown anyway, praying that Keith wouldn’t notice.
Hunk chuckled when Lance punched his arm on the way back to the ship. He wasn’t bothered, not when everyone agreed to take a picture wearing their new accesories using the ships camera.
I do feel all of you and as love expands in our hearts, many of us are challenged deeply to stay truthful to who we are and rise higher into frequency of 5D.
I live moment by moment and it feels like a spiral of high energy and spreading more light at the same time, all limited beliefs and living from a lower vibration in this dance of polarity has come to full contrast.
It is time to be bold, speak, write, paint, walk and dance all we are and I am very much feel and drawn to merge to my Blue print Soul community on earth.
May we all live to our higher potential of love and light and in the face of illusion, trust and have faith, divine light will lead us to whatever our presence on earth are destined to serve.
A middle school student named Princess Luna befriends Luna, a talking cat that gives her a magical broach enabling her to become Sailor Moon: a “pretty soldier in a sailor suit” destined to save Earth from the forces of evil.