Men of Action like The Wild Geese saw new frontiers on the horizon that beckoned to them. Space is widely thought of as ‘the final frontier’, but there are those among us who refuse to accept this definition. Instead of a culmination of human exploration, astronauts of all nationalities see this as an endless sea of possibilities.
One of NASA’s most recent projects, Expedition 29 provided us regular earth dwellers with images of the frontier they had been exploring.
This image shows a Russian Soyuz capsule returning leaving the International Space Station, heading for earth. The capsule is the speck of light in the middle of the image, which was taken by Dan Burbank, who stayed on board the International Space Station.
This video shows the undocking of the capsule before the image was taken. Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov each spent 167 days in space, working on the International Space Station. They returned to Earth on November 21st 2011, landing in Kazakhstan.