Living on earth may be expensive but it does include an annual free trip around the sun

Ashley Brilliant
The creator of Brilliant Thoughts In 17 Words Or Less [Pot Shots]

Photo found by Don Eastwest [Flikr] Source NASA
spacelab/station @ 400klm (250 miles) up

[ = Cape Town – Beaufort West/George] ±3.5hrs @ 120k phr [legal limit!]
[ = London – Newcastle]
[ = New YOrk – Watertown]
[ = Calcutta – Orissa]
[ = Beijing – Yinchuan half way between the 2]

LINK – gizmo for distances between  cities

[This is [was] my first post!]


  1. 1 ClapSo

    A fine post for your first! It brought to mind one of my fave poems:

    High Flight
    by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds…and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of…wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
    I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.
    Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
    I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
    And while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space…
    …put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your much appreciated comments.

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

    John Gillespie Magee, Junior (June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941)

    ●hoh says:

    ……..what a beautiful poem
    how amazing it must be to be able to write like this!
    thank you so much for taking the time to bring it here

  2. 2 spocrep

    great post i liked it …

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