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Kazakhstan Space StationFrom the Guardian’s Photo Blog:

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.

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