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The Overview Effect: I Think It Works Both Ways

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It’s been a long time since my last blog entry here on Fragile Oasis. Actually it’s been since March, which was right about the same time as my friend Ronnie Garan was getting ready to launch on his space station adventure to the ISS. In the past 5+ months that ...

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I am in awe at these thoughts and images I feel very lucky to have been born in 1959 in this age of wonders.Belive me when I say seeing this from a pc screen may not be as fantastic as being up there but I cherish the fact that I can see the earth from the space station and read about your feeling to it all. Simply awesome and wonderful thank you so much. From Mark down there in the UK in a sleepy little town called Halesworth looking up at the skys in awe with my telescope.

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Dear Nicole, this is crew member 876 :) I want to tell you that this article is between the most beautiful posts of the blog and it is very inspirational. The post is full of quotes and references to other "Earthling constitution's articles", indeed. It stimulates the reading and the documentation and it suggested to me many books and authors that has written and I hope will write books. I want to sincerely add with you to thank Ron for what he did thanks to all the STS missions and thanks to all of us. And I deeply try to understand the importance of the ISS and the experimetns carried up there. I completely agree that now the OE is not anymore an OVER-view effect but it is becoming and EE such as a Earth Effect or better and Enseble Effect, a Mirror effect because we can watch ourownselves down to earth and toward the space in the same way (even if our presence is not so vast in outer space or better in LEO as much as our presence on our Fragile Oasis). Much love. m, from northern Italy from a tiny city called Roveredo in Piano near Aviano US air force base and now writing from Milan.

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Nicole, As author of "The Overview Effect," I am delighted to see the work you are doing and am pleased to join the community. I recently saw a documentary called "Fragile Oasis" on the National Geographic Channel. Was your team connected with it? I have been following Ron's posts with great interest. His comments have been very inspiring. I would love to share more with you about topics of mutual interest.

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I came to Fragile Oasis because Phil Plait kept mentioning Ron Garan and posting some of his stuff. After signing up I almost left, content with getting set up for the blog notices via email. But I'm glad that I stayed to read this post. This was a great piece of writing. I totally dig what ya'll are doing!

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Hi Nicole, Frank De Winne told met that in order to see stars from the Space Station, you needed to go to the Soyuz spacecraft, shut the hatch so as to be in complete darkness and look outside from the tiny window, while the station is in the night side. I wonder if it has improved with the Cupola, even though it faces the Earth and there must be lots of lights all around the room. It really isn't evident to see faint stars, from Low Earth Orbit. How about during an EVA? Can lights be turned off while at work, outside ?

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All Praise to Allah (Subhanallah !!), who made this planet so beautiful and reside us in a more beautiful planet and protect us every way to make our living safe on the earth. Thank you very much Nocole. I am very much amazed only imagining what you observe in your naked eye. I wish, if I was there in the space!!

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interesting and engaging read ...enjoyed it :)

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