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Coming Back Down To Our Fragile Oasis

From the blog post:

Saying goodbye to our friends and our home on the International Space Station was bittersweet after nearly six months in space. Although Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and I were eager to return to our beautiful Earth, we wanted to savor our last moments as we took a couple of laps ...

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This is so down to earth!

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I'm blown away by the pic of Ron taken my Mike Fossum. The time lapse is the best story we could ever tell of space from the point of view our astronauts provide. The Peter Gabriel song is perfect. Bravo Ron, Mike, Dillon at NASA and Elyse! Wow!

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This video is fantastic! It's rare that we get to see such a stellar collection of videos that show us the stars, aurora, lightning, and the fragility of our home planet all in one system. Great work and thank you!

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Ride of a life time but I think I'd like a water landing with the parachutes better.

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The last scene is my favorite.

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What an amazing video, Ron! Truly breathtaking! If you ever give up the space career, you'd make a great pop video maker! ;-) I never tire of seeing just how beautiful our precious, Blue Planet is from space. Thank you to all the bloggers for making this such a special place, and welcome home Mike, Sergei and Satoshi!

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This is just made of awesome. Thank you for sharing with us. I've watched it about a dozen times today, and it brings a tear to my eye each time. Thank you so much!

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Ron, you have a lot of good ideas but this must be about one of the best! Me too, I have watched the video repeatedly. Tomorrow, I'm attending an astronomy lecture at my club and I'll try to persuade the organizer to show it on the big screen of the theatre (OMG!). It will be a matter of turning our heads from the stars to our fragile oasis for just a few minutes. In time, thanks so much for including Brazil in the sequence even though briefly as the imaginary Soyuz dashes over and accross the country toward the Atlantic. As for the picture of you in the cupola, I've commented before, it is simply mindblowing!

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Just stunning. The visuals with the music was so perfect. Thank you for doing this.

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Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It was fun working with a great team to put the video together. I hope everyone shares the video so as many people as possible can see what our beautiful planet looks like from space.

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