animated GIF is provided to allow you to see the full event, time compressed
from two minutes down to a few seconds. As can be seen, there was a lot
of “jumping around” on the part of the INCO during the event.
He switced camera views several times in the short span of only two minutes.
Was he trying to hide something from us?

anomaly seems to move in a “herky-jerky” fashion because there
was a shortage of individual frames in which it was visible. It flashed
more or less randomly, and was not visible at all most of the time. What
it is, I cannot tell you.


At all times
during this incident, the cameras aboard ISS, and Shuttle were under the
direct remote control of operators in Houston (INCO)
and Moscow (TsUP).

all times during this incident, the camera was under the control of the
INCO in Houston Mission Control.

INstrument &CommunicationOfficer – The man in Houston
Mission Control Center who is responsible for operating the Shuttle
bay, and robotic
arm, cameras
. In
the case of ISS, this officer is referred to as the CATO
Communications And
Tracking Officer
In both
cases, these persons CONTROL everything
which is PERMITTED to go out on
broadcast to the public.

It is a commonly believed falacy that the cameras are operated by Astronauts
& Cosmonauts on the Shuttles, and Space Station. Very little camera
work is done by the crews. They’re way too busy for that.)

At the end
of the day, it’s up to YOU to draw your own

2005 Jeff Challender