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In Memoriam: Roger Ebert 1942-2013 American journalist, Film critic and Asian American Cinema Champion

Posted by AC Team - on Thursday, 04 April 2013

1942-2013 Roger Ebert Champion of Asian American Film Photo: RogerEbert.com
Roger Ebert 1942-2013 Photo: RogerEbert.comRoger Ebert lost his battle with cancer today. He will be greatly missed. Most famous for his film criticism, he was the first movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Since 1967, and up to just two days ago he wrote a column for the Chicago Sun-Times. He authored twenty books, and co-hosted several long-running syndicated television shows including Siskel and Ebert at the Movies.  I will remember Roger Ebert not only for his...

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Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Ching Hai Hu, China

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 04 January 2005

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Ching Hai Hu, China: This was one of the first picture that I shot of China. I opened the window and there it was! We were in an attitude that looked out horizontally, instead of straight down at the earth. This perspective allows one to capture a long distance in one shot. In this case, I used a 50mm lens to capture the big picture. The lake is very large and dramatic.

Ching Hai Hu: This was one of the first picture that I shot of China. I opened the window and there it was! We were in an attitude that looked out horizontally, instead of straight down at the earth. This perspective allows one to capture a long distance in one shot. In this case, I used a 50mm lens to capture the big picture. The lake is very large and dramatic.

Also striking, is how clear the air was. Often, this is the case inland, like in this photo. The coastal region is very hard to get a good picture of, frequently it is covered in clouds or smog. In the background are the Chi Lien mountains. China's launch center is just beyond the Chi Lien range.

Nepal/China Border Region Chi Lien Mountains South Africa Salamat Basin in Chad Mozambique Corrientes, Argentina Dec. 10, 2004 Blog Malaysia Patagonian Glaciers Bolivia

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Information on the crew's activities aboard ISS, future launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the Earth, is...

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Mozambique

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 13 December 2004

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-postcard of Mozambique

This shot of the coast of Mozambique was very surprising. The different colors of the mud and sand form very beautiful and interesting patterns. One can see how the local currents in the water shaped the sand bars. The African coast along this region contains many such islands.

Corrientes, Argentina Dec. 10, 2004 Blog Malaysia Patagonian Glaciers Bolivia

Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy while in training at Star City, Russia.

Information on the crew's activities aboard ISS, future launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the Earth, is available on the Internet at:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

U.S. Astronaut Leroy Chiao's blog and all NASA updates at AsianConnections.com are monitored by AC Editor Lia Chang

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-South Africa

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 29 December 2004

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-South Africa: It was a beautiful day in South Africa and I used a 50mm lens to get a good overview of the area. This was another chance shot. I opened the cover and this was the view that filled the window! Days like this, where the weather is so clear, are few and far between.

It was a beautiful day in South Africa and I used a 50mm lens to get a good overview of the area. Days like this, where the weather is so clear, are few and far between. This was another chance shot. I opened the cover and this was the view that filled the window!

Salamat Basin in Chad Mozambique Corrientes, Argentina Dec. 10, 2004 Blog Malaysia Patagonian Glaciers Bolivia

Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy while in training at Star City, Russia.

Information on the crew's activities aboard ISS, future launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the Earth, is available on the Internet at:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Corrientes, Argentina

Posted by AC Team on Sunday, 12 December 2004

This is a good example of what is possible using space-based astronaut photography.

This is a very striking photo. It was taken using a hand-held 800mm lens. With the longer lenses, one must develop the technique of matching the earth's rotation during the composition of the photo. We shoot at 1/500 s, aperture priority, but even so, one must compensate to prevent smearing of the image. Adequate lighting and atmospheric conditions are also factors. In this case, it all came together. You can see the sunglint on the river, which reveals very sharply, the flow and subsurface flow patterns of the water. The bridge is well-defined as are the individual streets of the city. This is a good example of what is possible using space-based astronaut photography.

Dec. 10, 2004 Blog Malaysia Patagonian Glaciers Bolivia

Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy while in training at Star City, Russia.

Information on the crew's activities aboard ISS, future launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the Earth, is available on the Internet at:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

U.S. Astronaut Leroy Chiao's blog and all NASA updates at AsianConnections.com are monitored by AC Editor Lia Chang

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Salamat Basin in Chad

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 28 December 2004

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Salamat Basin in Chad: This is one of my favorite shots. I used a 400mm lens and caught this piece of the Salamat Basin in Chad. The different colors of the sand form an interesting contrast to the rock structures. The tops of the rock look as if they have been sanded down to the same height, while the sides are rough and jagged. There is something very appealing about this one.

This is one of my favorite shots. I used a 400mm lens and caught this piece of the Salamat Basin in Chad. The different colors of the sand form an interesting contrast to the rock structures. The tops of the rock look as if they have been sanded down to the same height, while the sides are rough and jagged. There is something very appealing about this one.

Our orbit does not currently take us over Southeast Asia during daylight, so I have not been able to observe or photograph the devastation. Sounds awful.

Mozambique Corrientes, Argentina Dec. 10, 2004 Blog Malaysia Patagonian Glaciers Bolivia

Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy while in training at Star City, Russia.

Information on the crew's activities aboard ISS, future launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the Earth, is available on the Internet at:
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/