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    colchrishadfield:

Weightlessness is like rapid aging. Of the 100s of experiments on ISS, we learn much from this: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/the-hazardous-effects-of-spaceflight/article19192504/

    colchrishadfield:

    Weightlessness is like rapid aging. Of the 100s of experiments on ISS, we learn much from this: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/the-hazardous-effects-of-spaceflight/article19192504/

     
  2. spiritofapollo:

    A good deal from Famous Monsters of Filmland. This is actually true, though they weren’t astronaut helmets or suits, they were designed for wear in the U2 spy plane and the NACA supersonic test flights.

     
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    reality-breaker:

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  5. 13:10 9th Jun 2014

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    reblogged from: fuckyeahsciencefiction

    tags: Galacticaastronaut

    (Source: briannaefraser)

     
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  7. Long before there was western science, our ancestors were doing remarkable things in observing the world around us and making structures that captured the solar cycle. Chaco canyon is a great example of that.

    They were very talented observers. Long before western science, western mathematics, came along, they were building these remarkably detailed structures. Our ancestors were doing it. Native people have been very talented engineers and scientists for millennia. They did it for survival. You have to be very observant to the world around you in order to survive.

    On another side of that, talking about the southwest, about my tribe’s [mounds]—looking at the mounds structures, they’re oriented to the cardinal directions. These huge mounds, built by hand, align with the cardinal directions. How did they do that, measure things out and build it? It took a lot of expertise to do that. So those were remarkable engineers thousands of years ago. That’s directly related. So that’s near and dear to my heart.

    I like to solve problems. I like to see how stuff works. I like challenge. My ancestors were able to rise to challenges that came their way. I’d like to say I’m doing the same thing.

    — Astronaut John B. Herrington, first American Indian (Chickasaw) in space, when asked in this interview ”What can Indigenous perspectives bring to space exploration?” (via karonhiake)
     
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    sciencefictiongallery:

If - August 1966. Cover art by Martin McKenna.

    sciencefictiongallery:

    If - August 1966. Cover art by Martin McKenna.

     
  9. 09:14 17th Mar 2014

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    reblogged from: argonautsinspace

    tags: illustrationastronaut

    argonautsinspace:

I’ve got to find out who this artist is because I’d very highly consider using it for my book’s cover once I’ve finished it. Absolutely beautiful work.
Source: http://aleksey-litvishkov.daportfolio.com/

    argonautsinspace:

    I’ve got to find out who this artist is because I’d very highly consider using it for my book’s cover once I’ve finished it. Absolutely beautiful work.

    Source: http://aleksey-litvishkov.daportfolio.com/

     
  10. 09:51 14th Mar 2014

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    reblogged from: teded

    tags: astronautanimationspace station

    teded:


From the TED-Ed Lesson Life of an astronaut - Jerry Carr

Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

    teded:

    From the TED-Ed Lesson Life of an astronaut - Jerry Carr