Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dragon Coming Home

I have been going through a bit of a painting block, nothing seems to be coming out the way I want it. So the Rohan Helmingas that I started still only have a skintone on them and there are no pictures yet since I'm currently unhappy with them. However, today the Dragon capsule was swung away from the International Space Station and is headed home to Earth. Assuming everything goes well on the recovery side this will complete the first commercial delivery of supplies to the International Space Station and hopefully opens up a new era for man's presence in space. Space exploration is the one area I have a serious problem with the way the current administration is handling it. I don't have much hope that it will be any better handled by the next administration. After leading the way with landings on the moon and the development of the space shuttle the US space program has been pretty darn stagnant. I'm hoping that this will be the kick in the pants that the administration needs to get our space program back into shape. Anyway here are a couple of images of the Dragon capsule at the International space station.

Dragon being prepped
May 22, 2012 Dragon on the Falcon 9 Launches (Quite the birthday present)
 Dragon after being captured by the International Space Station's robotic arm

Dragon Docked At Dawn

Dragon being released today for return to Earth.

The Dragon has landed, May 31, 2012 off of Baja California

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