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Feb 15
postcardsfromspace:

jump-suit:

Bonhams to Auction Cold War Spacesuits
GREETINGS, TUMBLR. I present to you an excellent business opportunity, but you must act fast. How would you like to be co-owner of a GENUINE SPACE-SUIT? I need a dedicated investor to assist me in purchasing a GENUINE SPACE-SUIT at auction at Bonhams New York on April 8th. While you would be permitted to visit the suit, it must be kept in my home, for I will need to wear it in professional situations, such as meetings, presentations, and space travel.

I’m in.

ditto.

postcardsfromspace:

jump-suit:

Bonhams to Auction Cold War Spacesuits

GREETINGS, TUMBLR. I present to you an excellent business opportunity, but you must act fast. How would you like to be co-owner of a GENUINE SPACE-SUIT? I need a dedicated investor to assist me in purchasing a GENUINE SPACE-SUIT at auction at Bonhams New York on April 8th. While you would be permitted to visit the suit, it must be kept in my home, for I will need to wear it in professional situations, such as meetings, presentations, and space travel.

I’m in.

ditto.


Jan 30

Jan 19

rudygodinez:

Maria  Clara Eimmart, Ten Depictions of Heavenly Phenomena, (late 17th century)

 Immart was the daughter of the history painter, portraitist and amateur astronomer Georg Christoph Eimmart, with whom she collaborated. Her father was director of the Malerakademie in Nürnberg but also established a private observatory. She was given a broad education in the fine arts, and specialized in botanical and astronomical illustrations. She made a series of some 350 drawings of lunar phases, observed by telescope, and captured on distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator with her father, of those twelve, ten survive in Bologna. She shortly thereafter married her father’s pupil and successor, the astronomer Johann Heinrich Müller and died in childbirth.

(via postcardsfromspace)


Nov 13
npr:

wnyc:

Listen.
-Jody, BL Show-

Chris Hadfield and an 8-year-old named Leo.

npr:

wnyc:

Listen.

-Jody, BL Show-

Chris Hadfield and an 8-year-old named Leo.


Nov 3
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(via orb-parties)


Jun 21

Apr 18
h1em1:

Something that people never think of.

h1em1:

Something that people never think of.

(via postcardsfromspace)


Jan 16
siderealsandman:


So she became Secretary of State instead

siderealsandman:

So she became Secretary of State instead

(via shannonwest)


Dec 2

star-spangledpanties:

I just want to say that this is why minority representation in the media matters. Mae Jemison was inspired to become an astronaut after watching Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on Star Trek. 

(via feministsuperpowers)


Nov 12
obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: NASA’s First Nurse
Rose Church knew an opportunity when she saw one. An employee of McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri, Mrs. Church had heard that the company was hiring an “aerospace physician” and when given a opportunity to speak with company president James McDonnell, she told him “Where there’s a doctor, there’s always a nurse.”
After that conversation there was.
Mrs. Church would serve as the nurse to the Mercury and Gemini astronauts including John Glenn, Alan Shepherd, and Gus Grissom. (She would even bring astronauts their favorite training snack, whether it’s a donut or a beer.)
When McDonnell-Douglas did not receive the contract to build the vehicles for the Apollo missions, Mrs. Church retired.
NASA’s first nurse passed away at the age of 90.
You can find interviews with her here
Random note: Mrs. Church was a guest of NASA for the final space shuttle launch (STS-135, Atlantis) on July 8, 2011. She talks about her excitement here.
Sources: Stltoday.com and The Aero Experience
(Image of Mrs. Church speaking with an unidentified astronaut is copyright McDonnell-Douglas and courtesy of StLToday.com)

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: NASA’s First Nurse

Rose Church knew an opportunity when she saw one. An employee of McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri, Mrs. Church had heard that the company was hiring an “aerospace physician” and when given a opportunity to speak with company president James McDonnell, she told him “Where there’s a doctor, there’s always a nurse.”

After that conversation there was.

Mrs. Church would serve as the nurse to the Mercury and Gemini astronauts including John Glenn, Alan Shepherd, and Gus Grissom. (She would even bring astronauts their favorite training snack, whether it’s a donut or a beer.)

When McDonnell-Douglas did not receive the contract to build the vehicles for the Apollo missions, Mrs. Church retired.

NASA’s first nurse passed away at the age of 90.

You can find interviews with her here

Random note: Mrs. Church was a guest of NASA for the final space shuttle launch (STS-135, Atlantis) on July 8, 2011. She talks about her excitement here.

Sources: Stltoday.com and The Aero Experience

(Image of Mrs. Church speaking with an unidentified astronaut is copyright McDonnell-Douglas and courtesy of StLToday.com)

(via npr)


Oct 17

(via nevver)


Oct 14
nathanalexanderward:

Felix Baumgartner during his descent to Earth.

nathanalexanderward:

Felix Baumgartner during his descent to Earth.

(via polyrhythmatic)


Oct 2
credible-adventures:

Three words: Russian. Spaceship. Graveyard.
Click for the full set.

yes?

credible-adventures:

Three words: Russian. Spaceship. Graveyard.

Click for the full set.

yes?

(via williamjh)


Aug 30

oldblueeyes:

Neil Armstrong: A giant among men. (x)

I have been too sad about this to even think about it. But really, wow.

(via postcardsfromspace)


Jul 25


NPR: Hubble Captures Time-Lapse Videos Of Stars Being Born

(Movies of jets from young stars at HubbleSite: here)

(via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity-deacti)


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