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A second spacewalk to install new high and medium definition cameras on the International Space Station appears to have been successful, despite reports that one camera's data link was experiencing problems. Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy stepped out to complete a camera installation job that was left unfinished …

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  1. Gotno iShit Wantno iShit

    UrtheCast

    I don't know if that is a fashionably piss poor spelling of You Are The Cast or a play on EarthCast. Either way I need a bucket.

    1. David Knapman

      Re: UrtheCast

      My first reading was urethra, and when I read your "piss poor" comment I wondered if we were heading for a bad pun.

      1. Euripides Pants Silver badge

        Re: UrtheCast

        "I wondered if we were heading for a bad pun."

        Urine trouble now!

    2. Alan 6 Bronze badge

      Re: UrtheCast

      After reading their website it's probably both...

    3. Mike Flugennock

      Re: UrtheCast

      I keep reading this is "Uretha Cast".

      I may need a bucket also.

  2. frank ly

    Pictures, ...

    ... or it didn't happen.

  3. Hasham

    Pretty amazing when you think about it

    We are the world/universe come alive and now we're taking selfies of the world/universe. Dudes, I just blew my mind!

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Google has taken Street View to a whole new level...

  5. AndrueC Silver badge
    Meh

    I imagine the view of the UK will generally look like this but hopefully higher resolution and in colour.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Looks like that's taken from the Met Office...

      http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_uk_vis.html

      http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_uk_ir.html

  6. rgriffith

    Could NASA make Graivty II and generate some of its own funding? They would not need much of a special effects budget. No green screen. No wires.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      And the casting would be believable. Then again, maybe they should take Clooney to space and leave him there. I bet NASA would make even more money.

      1. Evil Auditor Silver badge

        @AC 03:26 GMT

        I thought he already stayed there in Solaris. Did they fool me and it was actually him coming back?!

  7. Florida1920
    Joke

    Dude, where's my car?!

    Now you know whom to call.

  8. Tabor

    Am I the only one who immediately thought of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson ?

  9. Hurn

    Surely, a "selfie" taken _from_ the ISS would be _of_ the ISS ?

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Don't spoil the fun.

      C.

    2. fearnothing

      It's a little known fact that Archimedes' famous quote was mistranslated, and actually reads "Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand and I will take a cosmic selfie."

  10. Alan Edwards

    Worldwide?

    Worldwide?? Half the world (at most) shirley?

    1. Swarthy

      Re: Worldwide?

      But as wide as the world.

  11. JeffyPoooh
    Pint

    Should be a channel or two on satellite TV

    I'd pay an additional $0.10 per month to get it.

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