They happen really fast, the sunrises. Sometimes you specifically set the alarm on your watch to go watch the sunrise. And as you pull yourself down into the floor - and that’s where the huge, bulging window is, that we call the cupola - and there’s the world glowing dark underneath you. And you start to see a few faint tinges of a sunrise coming as it starts to light the upper atmosphere, and then bam. The sun just pops into view, roars into view, because we’re coming around the world at it so fast.
And you can actually watch the sun move away from the Earth. And the light from it initially comes through the atmosphere. So the whole station glows with the light of dawn, with - all the big solar arrays glow blood red, and then orange. And then, as the sun clears the atmosphere, and it’s directly on us, then they settle down to sort of an iridescent blue. And then you can see the dawn come across the world towards you.
And then you go back to work and wait another 92 minutes, and it happens again. It’s not to be missed, and I tried to watch as many sunrises and sunsets as the work would allow.
BECAUSE DYING ALONE IN SPACE IS SO HILARIOUS.
for real were snappy comebacks even allowed in the USSR?
Hopefully it’s not confusing, melodramatic crap. >_>
Why does Russia have the best historical conspiracy theories?
or maybe even both.
wtf is under-stated drama I can’t even
So um I think for this project I’m going to do the ending of Flight. I couldn’t make it work as a whole long story but I definitely think I can do something with a cosmonaut preparing to make a his suicide mission into space. Yes this will work.
maybe I should try writing about something that’s not Russia.
Lol do you follow colchrishadfield’s tumblr? He’s awesome!
It’s his stuff that’s made me think I should work on Flight. xD
It’s about the “lost cosmonauts” conspiracy theory and one of the really tricky things that’s bogged me down tremendously (besides you know…. trying to get decent details on space/cosmonaut training/whatever) is that it takes pretty tremendous liberties with history. And the story just didn’t develop very much for me and uuuugh I want it to work but it just refuses to work.
like actual Space people who can show me what happens when you cry in space and shit like that.
Talking to people from Tara helped tremendously with TPATW, maybe I can work up the nerve to like… talk to some Space geeks sometime.