Wednesday, 23 May 2012

You have (Snail) Mail

I can't remember the last time I actually sat down and wrote a letter, as lack of time (or motivation) generally means that an email is quicker, and if I really think about it - and can get away with it - I'll  text instead... unsociable? Maybe. But hey, I'd rather do that than spend time in front of a blank screen and the spell check when I could be doing things I actually enjoy...  'Oh the times they are a-changing...'

So, what happens if you're an astronaut in space? Do you get mail? Is it even possible, in zero gravity, to write one? Well, of course I'm sure you can be contacted by a plethera of digital, satellite and other such means out there, but nothing really personal or privateDon Petit, astronaut on the International Space Station asked himself this question: So, if I wanted to write a letter, what IS my actual address? After a quick look at his surroundings: at his sleeping area (read - coffin-sized box), the station, deck and orbital perspective to the Earth, he's come up with the following:
Node 2, Deck 5, ISS, LEO 51.603.

So, if you've got a bit of spare time to kill, and would like to go ahead and strike up a correspondence with an astronaut, in the 'old fashioned way' - Dust off your (ink) pen and get writing!

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