International Space Station

International Space Station in Lego
International Space Station

About 1000 pieces later this Lego piece is finally done. The International Space Station is a pretty impressive construction. It has been in orbit for more than 8000 days, it has been manned for more than 7000 days since it’s first construction in 1998. The main module measures 51 m, with the solar panels it even spends more than 70 m. It’s circles the planet earth in a height of about 410 km and takes a good 90 minutes for one orbital period.

To the moon

To the moon
To the ISS

Not to the moon, not even remotely. While sending Space Shuttles to the Moon is a thing of fiction, Space Shuttles docking to the ISS are a thing of reality. Still, the moon as a goal feels to fit the current mood a lot more. The year only started, the kids enjoy building the International Space Station in Lego and I enjoy writing and photography. Despite some hurdles life feels like coming back on track. Almost all the challenges of last year appear as a thing of the past. Goals are set for the year, personal and professional. No turbulence on the horizon, even Corona and the looming omicron variant seem to have a good chance to disappear in the first quarter of 2022. With that, after a long while, the coming year feels like it’s worth aiming for the moon. There is actually nothing visible in the way that could interfere with the plans. And still, the nice thing about a moonshot. If you miss, you’re still among the stars.

ūüĆĚ