Keeping time

Posted by Anonymous
on Thursday, February 14, 2008

NASAThis morning, I was looking through images of the current shuttle mission on NASA’s site. I came across the photograph posted to the right.  In it, STS-122 Commander Steven Frick is writing on a tablet in front of a control panel.  I’m a gadget freak, so although the operations portion of the image is beyond my comprehension, I noticed what adorns Frick’s wrist: a Yes Watch. For me, this is cooler than noticing a “Roman centurion” wearing a wristwatch in a movie.

If you don’t know what a Yes Watch is, it ain’t your mother’s Timex. Engineered with skywatchers in mind, Yes watches can be an invaluable tool, showing you important observing information, like sunrise, sunset, and the current Moon phase. These watches automatically update wherever you go and will continually update the presentation long after you’ve become worm food. The added bonus: The watches look really, really sharp.

Any watch company can boast about its models working 30 meters below water.  But how about an orbital attitude of more than 200 kilometers?

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