Monday, January 26, 2015

The International Space Station has an office window worthy of the throne for Emperor Palpatine

Sometimes, it pays to be a NASA troll.

The above image shows the interior view of the International Space Station's Cupula module, and it was taken on January 4th, 2015. As you can see, the large window has a spectacular view. There's a robotic work station too, and it's used by astronauts to manipulate the large robotic arm that was used throughout the construction of the station, and to grapple visiting cargo vehicles, and to assist astronauts during spacewalks. Below is a picture of the robotics work station.
Personally, I think this has got to be the coolest office space anywhere. I think you could safely say, "I've made it," if this ended up being your office. And because I'm a geek that loves Star Wars, I can't help but think of how the cupula window above looks a lot like the window in Emperor Palpatine's throne room on the Death Star.
Sigh. Now that it's Monday, I suppose I have to get ready to head into my much less stately office and get some work done. See you in the comments :)

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that does look like the scene from Jedi. Very cool!

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  2. I think I had a vertigo attack just looking at that picture. I''ll happily stick with my much less stately office. :)

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  3. If I ever get my own writing study, it will have a window like that. :)

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    1. From having read "Woven" you'll be able to write your own ticket to whatever you want.

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  4. At least you have an office to go to.

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    1. I hope things improve for you soon. I did get your text last week so I'm on the lookout for anyone that may call me with questions. Also, any idea what the area code might be (if they call).

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  5. I already knew my own office was crappy but this just confirmed that yet again. Although I'm like MJ and would get sick just looking out the window.

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  6. You're right about that similarity. It also reminds me of how cool I thought the view was from the Seaview, the sub from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. That program took place in the far distant future---1973.

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  7. I think NASA was trying to copy Emperor Palpatine. They're totally jealous.

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  8. Great place for gravity free office sex :)

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  9. Oooh. That's a great view. Although, it would be very distracting.

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  10. does look a little sci-fi with her without the suit

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  11. What is it about round or half circle windows that's just so cool? I strongly suspect that the geeks at NASA were influenced by the sets from Star Wars, just like they've admitted to being inspired by Star Trek when they were growing up.

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  12. Michael, that would be an awesome window view! Yes, I do see the similaries between the NASA design and the emperor's throne room. Now, if the had a huge hydroponic room rendolent with the smells of the growing things and the beauty of the plantlife I could live there. Well, I need a critter or two. But you can see it as a living space, not just a work space. :-)

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  13. That is definitely a great view but I don't think I could stay long in a place without fresh air and sunshine.

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