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Jul 29
wonderful-strange:

Have Space Suit - Will Travel by Robert Heinlein

wonderful-strange:

Have Space Suit - Will Travel by Robert Heinlein

(via 70sscifiart)


Jul 26

Jul 25

fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

(via iguanamouth)


Jul 24
mingland:

humanoidhistory:

Vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard, foreground, and Ed Mitchell on the Moon, February 1971. (via)

Houston, we’re about fifteen minutes into extravehicular activity. Ed is preparing to take samples and setting up the rest of the equipment. I’ve exited the lunar module and am now on my way to help him.
but first, let me take a selfie

mingland:

humanoidhistory:

Vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard, foreground, and Ed Mitchell on the Moon, February 1971. (via)

Houston, we’re about fifteen minutes into extravehicular activity. Ed is preparing to take samples and setting up the rest of the equipment. I’ve exited the lunar module and am now on my way to help him.

but first, let me take a selfie

(via humanoidhistory)


Jul 21

crookedindifference:

Read the Apollo 11 Flight Plan in Its 353-Page Entirety

Exactly 45 years ago today, after months of preparation, Apollo 11 embarked on its now-legendary mission to the moon. But what exactly does it take to send three men into the great, vacuous unknown? See for yourself.

This 353-page document is the entire Apollo 11 flight plan in all its scientific glory. And if it gets a little confusing it’s because this is one of those rare cases where, yes, it actually is rocket science.

Thankfully, the National Archives does provide a small amount of decoding of the highly technical literature. This acronym key should be of some help:

  • CSM = Command Service Module
  • CMP = Command Module Pilot (Mike Collins)
  • LM = Lunar Module
  • CDR = Commander of the Mission (Neil Armstrong)
  • LMP = Lunar Module Pilot (Buzz Aldrin)
  • MCC-H = Mission Control Center-Houston.
  • LLM = Lunar Landing Mision
  • S/C = Spacecraft

And as an added bonus, NASA has also kindly made available the entire Apollo 11 onboard voice transcription. Yep—you get to be privy to every last word uttered between our three space heroes as they were making history happen.

(via scienceing)


Jul 19
humanoidhistory:

A vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, February 5, 1971. (Stellar Views)

humanoidhistory:

A vintage NASA press photo shows Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shepard on the Moon, February 5, 1971. (Stellar Views)


70sscifiart:

70s Soviet futurism, via Io9


Jul 17
estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

(via shoukichikun)


Jul 13

mucholderthen:

Moons of the Solar System

size comparison chart of [23 of the 173] moons in the Solar System 
(
Dan Matutina)

(via scientificillustration)


Jul 7
humanoidhistory:

Miami-Dade Junior College administrators with a new IBM 1620 computer, between 1963 and 1973.

humanoidhistory:

Miami-Dade Junior College administrators with a new IBM 1620 computer, between 1963 and 1973.


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