Happy Birthday ISS!

The first chunk of the International Space Station was launched 20 years ago today.

(19 Feb. 2010) — Backdropped by EarthÕs horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-130 crew member on space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7:54 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 19, 2010.

20 years sounds like a lot, but to me, starting the ISS seems like not that long ago. I’m wondering what the 20-and-unders think of the Space Station? As a kid, the concept of “Before I was born” was incomprehensible. Even now, it’s still difficult to grasp.

In my head, the way I see it, the concept of “before I was born” used to trigger a “CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD = REJECT” response, almost like an automatic brain function. Then I’d quit trying to grasp the concept.  Nowadays, it’s still hard to comprehend, but I try, I think. I wonder what that is? Perhaps it’s similar to saying something like, “After you were dead, I went to the grocery store”.

That’s your mind bender for today. Havva good day!

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