A couple of weeks ago I posted a dramatic picture (above) of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply ship, the Janice Voss, burning up on re-entry after a successful mission to the International Space Station.
Yesterday, astronaut Reid Wiseman posted an incredible Vine video of the event. Watch this!
Wow. I mean seriously, wow. That’s video of a spaceship burning up as seen from above by astronauts on a space station orbiting the Earth.
People keep complaining that we don’t have flying cars. Those people are silly. The future: We are in you.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.