The Russian Soyuz space capsule, carrying US astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, descends about 90 miles south-east of the town of Dzhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan, this morning. Photograph: Sergei Remizov/AP
I’m traveling later today; getting in a plane and crossing the Atlantic to go and see family, and as a result will be entirely offline/unreachable for about thirteen hours or so. I’m both looking forward to it, in some strange way – It’ll allow me to catch up on some work stuff (Transcribing, reading, thinking) that I’m far behind on, and there’s something to be said for the appeal of being unplugged – and dreading it, simultaneously; flights that long are generally exhausting, especially overnight ones. There’s something about this image that speaks to my sense of impending isolation about the whole thing.