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Oct 20 Reblogged

deadpresidents:

This really puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

An image of the Earth and Moon on July 19, 2013, magnified five times from over 1.4 billion kilometers away, via the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

(Source: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

deadpresidents:

This really puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

An image of the Earth and Moon on July 19, 2013, magnified five times from over 1.4 billion kilometers away, via the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.

(Source: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Oct 20 Reblogged

lightthiscandle:

Astronaut Gordon Cooper has biomedical sensors attached to his body before a centrifuge run.

lightthiscandle:

Astronaut Gordon Cooper has biomedical sensors attached to his body before a centrifuge run.

Oct 20 Reblogged

Oct 19 Reblogged

humanoidhistory:

The planet Neptune as seen from its moon Triton, illustration composited from images taken by the Voyager space probe. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

The planet Neptune as seen from its moon Triton, illustration composited from images taken by the Voyager space probe. (NASA)

Oct 19 Reblogged

for-all-mankind:

bistromatic:

Space Shuttle Paintings by Atilla Hejja

available as prints here

These are beautiful prints. 

Oct 18 Reblogged


Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavor, Atlantisby Dan Winters

Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavor, Atlantis
by Dan Winters

(Source: 2shy-fromouterspace)

Oct 18 Reblogged

spacetravelco:

The First Lady Astronaut Trainees / Mercury 13

"The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not in this field is a fact of our social order."

- John Glenn of the Mercury 7, testifying before a House subcommittee in 1962

"The women underwent the identical tests that the male candidates had undergone. In the end, 68% of the women passed with ‘no medical reservations’ compared to 56% of the men. The 13 females who passed were known as the Mercury 13. They were Bernice ‘Bea’ Steadman, Janey Hart, Geraldine ‘Jerri’ Sloan Truhill, Rhea Allison Woltman, Sarah Lee Gorelick Ratley, Jan Dietrich, Marion Dietrich, Myrtle Cagle, Irene Leverton, Gene Nora Jessen, Jean Hixson, Wally Funk and Geraldyn ‘Jerrie’ Cobb…

Cobb had tested in the top 2% of all tested candidates, male and female.”

The Lovelace Woman in Space Program (1960-1962)

(Source: mercury13.com)

Oct 16 Reblogged

spaceexp:

New Horizons: Charon Orbiting Pluto

spaceexp:

New Horizons: Charon Orbiting Pluto

Oct 16 Reblogged

salparadisewasright:

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 


I love this so much.

salparadisewasright:

estufar:

An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

I love this so much.

Oct 15 Reblogged

antikythera-astronomy:

Be very excited. On October 19th something ridiculous is going to happen. A rare comet from the Oort Cloud at the edge of our solar system is going to fly past NASA’s MAVEN robot as it orbits around Mars.  It’ll be so close that they’re going to postpone work on Mars and study the comet for five days.
This will be the closest a comet’s ever gotten to Mars in human history and it’s coming from so far away that it’s likely going to have a lot of material we otherwise couldn’t find in the solar system very easily.
The chances of this happening are far less than one in a million.

antikythera-astronomy:

Be very excited. On October 19th something ridiculous is going to happen. A rare comet from the Oort Cloud at the edge of our solar system is going to fly past NASA’s MAVEN robot as it orbits around Mars.  It’ll be so close that they’re going to postpone work on Mars and study the comet for five days.

This will be the closest a comet’s ever gotten to Mars in human history and it’s coming from so far away that it’s likely going to have a lot of material we otherwise couldn’t find in the solar system very easily.

The chances of this happening are far less than one in a million.

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