The Exploration Gallery at The Tech Museum of Innovation

Earth Day is near! This week, the WordPress Photo Challenge celebrates this planet on which we live. One of the first things that came to mind for me was David Bowie’s song, “Space Oddity” and the verse, “Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing we can do.” David Bowie’s music connects to my soul, and I’m deeply saddened that he is no longer with us, but am grateful that his music lives on.

A fitting complement to the song, “Space Oddity,” is the Exploration Gallery at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA. I visited the museum in the fall with my sister and nephew. A cool satellite view of the San Francisco Bay Area from space indeed shows that Planet Earth is blue.

Space Man_edited
Floating high above the Earth.
“This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do…” – Space Oddity by David Bowie
SF Bay from Space_edited
Satellite picture of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Check out the Tech Museum website for information about the Exploration Gallery.

Photo Challenge Theme: Earth.

To see photos of the Microchip exhibit at the Tech Museum click here: Wordless Wednesday – Intel Pentium 4.

7 thoughts on “The Exploration Gallery at The Tech Museum of Innovation

  1. This is the song that played when I was boarding the train to return home after my first visit to what would be my new home country. We were both beyond sad to separate and it was clear that something had commenced. Taking my protein pills every since. 🙂

    1. Wow. That was a powerful song to hear boarding the train. To think this place became your new home country – amazing. Keep taking your protein pills! 🙂

  2. I’ve always loved that song. I’ve always enjoyed a lot of David’s music but out of all of them, this song has always impacted me the most.

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