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Space Energy
Space Energy

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Published by: JoDueck on Mar 05, 2014
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an’t help myself. I’m a space buff.  That image of the world’s first orbiting space satellite, Russia’s famous Sputnik, as it appeared in  Time magazine when I was a kid, somehow became permanently imprinted on my psyche. Space has been an unwavering passion ever since. So my youth was filled with telescopes, chemistry labs and amateur rocketry (which I somehow survived with all fingers and eyes intact). More recently I have been inspired by several real-life space explorers: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield of course, but also a US astronaut who shares my name: Don Pettit. While in my life path I chose a career in the visual arts but maintained a keen interest in space, the other Don Pettit chose space technology as a career and kept photography as a passion. While I became a professional photographer, rooted firmly in place on this beautiful Earth and dedicated, as an environmentalist, to its appreciation and preservation, he went into orbit. His stunning photos
Watt’s Happening? 
by Don Pettitfor Peace Energy Cooperativewww.peaceenergy.ca ph 250-782-3882
The International Space Station is powered entirely by the largest solar electric array ever put into space. Each solar wing is 35 metres long. Together the eight wings produce 246,000 watts of electricity when fully exposed to sunlight.

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