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Dec 7
Natural History Museum of NY.
AKA HEAVEN. It’s too bad I was too sick to appreciate this when I was there. Not to mention the guy sitting next to me during the Planetarium presentation snoring rather loudly.

Natural History Museum of NY.

AKA HEAVEN. It’s too bad I was too sick to appreciate this when I was there. Not to mention the guy sitting next to me during the Planetarium presentation snoring rather loudly.


Apr 18
I kind of love this.

I kind of love this.


Apr 25

"Get your head out of the rare scientific specimen, please."

As I was sitting with my computer, watching my screensaver like an idiot, I was reminded of my trip to New York a few months ago. Not surprising seeing as my screensaver is photos of my trip to New York.

Anywho, I really wish I could go back sometime. It’s a great place. But mostly I just want to see if the renovations on the Natural History Museum are done. Last time I went, I tried to sneak behind their little velvet ropes closing off some exhibits. It didn’t work out. So I sat next to this kid also waiting outside the planetarium show, and he told me about how his baby sister was afraid of it because the part depicting the Big Bang was quite loud. For the record, I don’t seek out kids to talk to. They find me. Am I really that approachable? I try not to be…

Also, check out this damn meteorite! image

This is the Willamette Meteorite, on display in the Hall of the Universe. It’s the largest meteorite found in the United States, 6th largest in the world. It’s like, 16 tons. I sat on a nearby bench admiring for a while. I also got to watch a kid get scolded by the museum staff for trying to stick his head in one of the large gaps. So that was pretty fun.


Apr 27
itsfullofstars:


A piece of a NASA Delta II rocket fuel tank fell over a farm in Uruguay, last month.
The metal piece shows the serial number ID 85677-1G and, according to local newspaper El País, is part of the rocket launched in june 11, 2003, that sent Spirit and Opportunity rovers to Mars.
Uruguayan military wants to send it back to NASA, although the agency shows no interest in retrieving the object.
Gustavo, the kid that found it, says he wants to keep it:
— I found it and now it’s mine.
Source: Zero Hora printed version.


You go, Gustavo!

itsfullofstars:

A piece of a NASA Delta II rocket fuel tank fell over a farm in Uruguay, last month.

The metal piece shows the serial number ID 85677-1G and, according to local newspaper El País, is part of the rocket launched in june 11, 2003, that sent Spirit and Opportunity rovers to Mars.

Uruguayan military wants to send it back to NASA, although the agency shows no interest in retrieving the object.

Gustavo, the kid that found it, says he wants to keep it:

— I found it and now it’s mine.

Source: Zero Hora printed version.

You go, Gustavo!


May 3

I like how the Sun is wearing sunglasses. Because it’s a star.


Jun 5

Jun 6
fuckyeahspaceexploration:


The USSR’s Luna 2 was the first probe ever sent to the moon. 1959

fuckyeahspaceexploration:

The USSR’s Luna 2 was the first probe ever sent to the moon. 1959


Jun 13
fuckyeahspaceexploration:




Project Mercury Astronauts, 1960

fuckyeahspaceexploration:

Project Mercury Astronauts, 1960


Jun 30

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