The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016
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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 2016 WORLD 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA spent 200 days aboard the ISS from 2014-15, and in between space walks and experiments took an astounding 320,000 photographs of the Earth, including typhoons, cities such as Sydney lit up at night, and the famed pyramids of Giza. Even though the ISS orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it took the artistic astronaut a while to get the shot of Egypt he was after: It took me until day 199 to get that shot because, although Id tried a bunch of times, it was either too cloudy, or they werent right below us, but I finally got it. Mostly I looked for whatever shots were available because every time Id go down to where the windows are it might have been day or night over Australia, or Siberia, or wherever so I took whatever shot was there. Mr Virts, who also helped to make the IMAX movie A Beautiful Planet as he floated around the Earth, is in Australia for a speaking tour and to show off some of his stunning photographs. After beginning his career with the US Air Force and working his way up to the rank of colonel, Mr Virts became a test pilot and then achieved his childhood dream of joining NASAs astronaut training program in 2000. CHRIS HOOK SPACEMANS SNAPS OUT OF THIS WORLD IN space nobody can hear you scream, which is lucky because it can get frustrating waiting for the perfect time to take a picture. Just ask Terry Virts (pictured) who even with the best photographic equipment had to wait for just the right moment to start snapping. The former International Space Station commander, 48, (Clockwise from main) Astronaut Terry Virts stunning pictures of Australia, the UK and Ireland and PNG. CASUARINA (08) 8995 7900 2/11 Vanderlin Drive, Casuarina NT 0810 STUART PARK (08) 8930 4900 1/44 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park NT 0820 RoSebeRy (08) 8997 6500 1/164 Forrest Parade, Rosebery 0832 TOP END MEDICAL CENTRE ROSEBERY NOW OPEN Our third location at Level 1 / 164 Forrest Parade, Rosebery will continue to provide quality, affordable and professional patient care. ToP eND MeDICAL CeNTRe WITH bULK bILLING SeRVICeS ToP eND TRAVeL DoCToR SKIN CANCeR CARe NT SeRVICeS AT ALL THRee LoCATIoNS INCLUDe online bookings available at www.topendmedicalcentre.com.au Uniting Church l co-educational lday & boarding school l Years 7 to 12 l Schwarz Crescent, Alice Springs NT 0870 stphilips.nt.edu.au l email@example.com l (08) 8950 4511 Discover us on St Philips College Alice Springs Over 50 Years of Boarding Limited Boarding Vacancies 2017
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