Live ISS video

Backdropped by the blackness of space and the thin line of Earth's atmosphere, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation. Earlier the STS-119 and Expedition 18 crews concluded 9 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 2:53 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2009.I could watch this for hours. Or at least 45 minutes at a time while the International Space Station is in the sunlit part of it’s orbit. Tito, Shuttleworth, Olsen, Ansari and others each paid around $20M for this view for about 10 days. If I was a brazillionaire, I think this would be money well spent. Just the training alone would be worth the price of admission. I wouldn’t want to be called a “space tourist” though, just too demeaning. I’d prefer “intergalactic space hero” or perhaps just “cosmonaut”.