Space And Stuff, IDK



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complex34:

lightthiscandle:

kaiyves:

complex34:

spaceandstuffidk:

jump-suit:

Why is this so hilarious?

Remember how this was a legitimate strategy?

It’s actually kind of cute, isn’t it? I want one.

It is. 

Wally Schirra did an interview some years ago and mentioned that Gus Grissom was really into this landing method, and everyone had to dissuade him from it:
(Grissom) was trying to fly a vehicle that would come down on a little parachute like a hang glider, and he almost didn’t live through it. We said, “We’re not going to do that.” We all said that in that case, “We’re not going to do that.” He said, “Anybody else have an opinion?” “Nope. That’s our opinion.”
He made it sound like an episode of NASA Interventions.

That means it was fun.

I am trying to picture Gus just sitting there with a little chart of how this thing worked and showing it to the group and just being like, “this is a good idea, you guys. You guys. This is a good idea.”

complex34:

lightthiscandle:

kaiyves:

complex34:

spaceandstuffidk:

jump-suit:

Why is this so hilarious?

Remember how this was a legitimate strategy?

It’s actually kind of cute, isn’t it? I want one.

It is. 

Wally Schirra did an interview some years ago and mentioned that Gus Grissom was really into this landing method, and everyone had to dissuade him from it:

(Grissom) was trying to fly a vehicle that would come down on a little parachute like a hang glider, and he almost didn’t live through it. We said, “We’re not going to do that.” We all said that in that case, “We’re not going to do that.” He said, “Anybody else have an opinion?” “Nope. That’s our opinion.”

He made it sound like an episode of NASA Interventions.

That means it was fun.

I am trying to picture Gus just sitting there with a little chart of how this thing worked and showing it to the group and just being like, “this is a good idea, you guys. You guys. This is a good idea.”

Notes

  1. for-all-mankind reblogged this from spaceandstuffidk
  2. complex34 reblogged this from winking-at-the-moon and added:
    In all seriousness though, I think I understand why Gus wanted this. It looks like it provides at least a small amount...
  3. winking-at-the-moon reblogged this from spaceandstuffidk and added:
    deke going first…that’s important. gus will really hear what deke is saying, way to get their bromance gordo
  4. spaceandstuffidk reblogged this from asonlynasacan and added:
    INTERVENTION! INTERVENTION! INTERVENTION! Somehow I don’t have this in .gif form and that makes me sad.
  5. asonlynasacan reblogged this from spaceandstuffidk and added:
    LOL GUS Why am I not shocked he thought this was cool. Hey, guys, why are you all here? What the hell is going on? Golly...
  6. lightthiscandle reblogged this from kaiyves and added:
    Wally Schirra did an interview some years ago and mentioned that Gus Grissom was really into this landing method, and...
  7. kaiyves reblogged this from complex34 and added:
    It is.
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