Ships to Sail the Void
“When ships to sail the void between the stars have been built, there will step forth men to sail these ships.” ― Johannes Kepler
Satellites are funny things. It’s easy to forget how rapidly they circle the earth: it takes us a day to make a full rotation, but some satellites can complete an orbit in an hour and a half. At those speeds, reality is warped, and time bends.
What’s even stranger is that one of these satellites, the International Space Station, has people in it.
Ships to Sail the Void plots the trajectory of the Space Station with a laser that it shines onto nearby surfaces. When it is activated, it takes a minute to show the path that the Space station will take over the next one hundred minutes.