Until recently, people where able to experience space the way an astronaut would by watching the Dish Network Earth Channel, a 24 hour, seven days a week feed that broadcast directly from the commercial satellite Echostar 11. The author explains how the images where captured and transimitted to Earth. The camera stopped working recently, but fortunately for space aficionados, videos are still available on Youtube.
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Becoming a scientist is a very individual process and can involve different paths as we discover and combine diverse experiences and interests. Although the trajectory to becoming a scientist is something very personal, finding a way to merge our passions is one of the most important things that we can do to ensure professional success, especially in the sciences. This was the case for astronomer, graphic artist and photographer José Francisco Salgado.