"Saying goodbye to our friends and our home on the International Space Station was bittersweet after nearly six months in space. Although Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and I were eager to return to our beautiful Earth, we wanted to savor our last moments as we took a couple of laps around our Fragile Oasis before coming back down. Today, November 21, 2011, we look forward to welcoming our crewmates Mike Fossum, Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa as they come “Down to Earth” after their half year onboard the International Space Station. God Speed & Welcome Home Guys! Thank you Peter Gabriel for allowing your music to accompany all of us. Perfect!"
Cuvintele de mai sus sunt ale lui Ron Garan - astronautul NASA care povestea pe Twitter in timpul misiunilor sale spatiale - in deschiderea postarii sale recente a unei filmari absolut fantastice din ceea ce a vazut el, de acolo de sus, in cele 6 luni cat a stat pe SSI (Statia Spatiala Internationala).
Filmuletul reda o calatorie peste "globuletul" nostru, Africa, Marea Mediterană, America de Nord, America de Sud, Europa, Orientul Mijlociu, uraganele Katia şi Irene si alte "colturi de lume" fiind vizibile in imaginile respective.
THANK YOU, RON GARAN !