The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor is finally making final preparation for a blast off this Saturday. The launch wa delayed for nearly a month due to weather problems.
The Endeavour is almost ready for their 16-day construction marathon on the International Space Station. The shuttle’s six-man, one-woman crewis supposed to relieve a member in the station. After the shuttle arrives, the population on board the space stateion will reach 13, the most ever in the sattelite. They are also supposed to deliver the last parts of a laboratory on the ISS.
The Cosmic Perspective
The International Space Station: an effort between the nations all around the world to provide stable living quarters for astronauts. What an idea: nations all around the world cooperating for a unified cause. If we can do this for a lofty goal that is intangible for most people, then why can we not do this on earth?
Perhaps it is because big goals have grandeur attatched to them. Back here on earth, everyday people feel as if they cannot make a difference. Well, to quote Pete Seeger, “In a world where everybody had a nice car, food, water, a big home, it would be tough to do a good thing. But in a world like this one, well…never has there been a time when you could do so little and get so much done.”
People say to think globally and act locally. I say, go a step further. Think globally and act individually. Even if it just means flashing a smile when you and another person is having a bad day. You never know what that little action can change.