Rebooting the Universe


Getting High

Oh my goodness gracious, what you can buy off the Internet in terms of overhead photography.
A trained ape can know an awful lot of what is going on in this world, just by punching on his mouse, for a relatively modest cost.

- Donald Rumsfeld

Keeping an eye on Wellington

Steps in the Race to Outer Space: This 30-foot high Unicycle is designed for preliminary exploration of the moon, once a base camp has been established.  It's entirely constructed of inflated, rubberised fabric, with the exception of strengthening members, hatches and a few other items.  Electricity for the motors comes from solar batteries mounted in the "parasol."  The cleated, rotating wheel upon which the unicycle travels is made of inflated tubes.  A spare wheel, carried around the body, acts as a bumper in traversing narrow defiles.  Living quarters make up a middle deck.

Lunar Unicycle | American Bosch Arma, 1959 | Frank Tinsley


From the South

Source: Imagery © CNES 1996

The colours turned out slightly off in this picture because I started out with a poor copy.  Sorry.  It shows Wellington from an interesting angle, so I kept it.

(The three pages following this one - press "Next" below - contain even better satellite photos of the Wellington area...)

For satellite photos and pictures of Wellington from several different angles and for articles about earthquakes, history, business, the Ohariu Valley, statistics, fireworks, the national anthem, the kiwi icon and more click the "Up" button below to take you to the Table of Contents for this Wellington section.

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