Wallpaper Wednesday (Snow at Baikonur Cosmodrome)

1 01 2013
Soyuz TMA-03M at the Launch Pad, 11 December 2011. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

Soyuz TMA-03M at the Launch Pad, 11 December 2011. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

This is the companion to the Soyuz image I posted a couple of weeks ago. While that one was meant to evoke warm memories of autumnal weather and harvest moons, today’s is a confirmation of the winter weather just beyond my front door. We’re welcoming in 2013 with a foot of snow and freezing temperatures. While I’m generally fond of winter sports and the great outdoors, I’m not sure I’d want to be on the launch crew at Baikonur Cosmodrome during a December launch. I’ll take those warm-weather, 80-degrees-Fahrenheit-in-November launches at Cape Canaveral any day (a shout out to #GaleHouse and its extended family).

Click on the image above to go to the NASA download page.


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