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Blogging From Space – Literally

Blogging From Space – Literally

This week Gizmodo takes one small step for man, one giant leap for the blogosphere.

Astronaut Leroy Chiao, who has flown on the Space Shuttle three times, is blogging during a five-day mission for NASA.

I’ve blogged from some weird places (weddings, funerals, the bathroom) – but this takes the cake – Astroblogging!

More than just the usual ‘zero gravity’ fluff, the entries so far have been thought provoking. There are some great high-auality images that compliment each post.

Here’s an excerpt:

Imagine how easy it is to lose something! Where did that pen go? Where is my thumb drive? Where is that photograph of my family? First place to check is the air filters. But there are plenty of dead zones of air inside, and things can be lost for a few minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or forever. If it’s critical, you had better keep it inside of a sealed bag, safely contained inside of a second larger mesh bag, tied off to a handrail.

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What about eating in space? Hygiene? What is the coolest thing about being in space? What is the most difficult? Stay tuned, I’ll be writing about all of it.

Follow Leroy here.

View Comments (2)
  • Yea, $10 says he just set it to publish at a later time. That’s what I do when I’m in space. How else can you get it through an editor and PR person without being able to bug them on IM?

  • How do we know it’s authentic? The pictures? His signature? Because it’s the Internet?

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