Zeitenwende (f) = turning point (in history), turn of an era
“To me, Earlyguard’s music is priceless and timeless. His mastery to compose well-crafted well-balanced well-paced ambient longforms is otherworldly. His pieces are journeys through ample inner mindscapes, beyond space and time. They foster a strange state of mindfulness that is sometimes difficult to reach in today’s world. I truly enjoy listening to his music — doing so somehow deepens the streams of our everyday existence, as if they were under the spell of an age that is yet to come.”
Founder & CEO of GLOBAÏA
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Music taken from the album “Zeitenwende”. Release date 04/04/2016. “Zeitenwende” is featuring eight longform ambient pieces with a total duration of 5 hours and 41 minutes. For listening to the whole album and free downloads, visit here:
Footage taken from ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment:
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. Video from these cameras is transmitted back to earth and also streamed live. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence though the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. Since the ISS is in darkness during part of each orbit, the images will be dark at those times. During periods of loss of signal with the ground or when HDEV is not operating, a gray color slate or previously recorded video may be seen.
Analysis of this experiment will be conducted to assess the effects of the space environment on the equipment and video quality which may help decisions about cameras for future missions. High school students helped with the design of some of the HDEV components through the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program. Student teams will also help operate the experiment.
To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit here:
For a display of the real time ISS location plus the HDEV imagery, visit here: