Wednesday, April 23, 2014
nevver:

Voyager Tom Gauld

nevver:

Voyager Tom Gauld

humanoidhistory:

quantum-immortal:

humanoidhistory:

April 22, 1972 — Astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke go on the second spacewalk of the Apollo 16 mission.

the only people to be on the moon on earthday bahaha

True, but they had the best view.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

humanoidhistory:

Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke on the Moon, April 21, 1972. Photo by John Young. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

The Moon, April 21, 1972. Apollo 16 astronaut took this series of photos during the first spacewalk of the mission. Seen here is Charlie Duke working around the Lunar Rover, Portable Magnetometer, and the oh-so-pretty UV Astronomy camera. The ultraviolet camera would be used to make the first astronomical observations from the Moon, taking pictures of the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere, interstellar gas, and ultraviolet halos around galaxies.

humanoidhistory:

The Moon on April 21, 1972 — NASA calls it the “Grand Prix.” As Apollo 16 astronaut John Young puts the Lunar Rover through its paces, spaceman Charlie Duke watches and proves color commentary: “He’s got about two wheels on the ground. There’s a big rooster tail out of all four wheels. And as he turns, he skids. The back end breaks loose just like on snow. Come on back, John. (Pause) And the DAC is running. Man, I’ll tell you, Indy’s never seen a driver like this. (Pause) Okay, when he hits the craters and starts bouncing is when he gets his rooster tail. He makes sharp turns. Hey, that was a good stop. Those wheels just locked.” (Indy meaning the Indianapolis 500.)

(NASA)

Monday, April 21, 2014

jump-suit:

lightthiscandle:

John Young has coupons for family portraits at the mall, and dang it, he’s gonna use them.

Charlie, get in the dang car. Do you know how rare it is for Sears to do a Groupon? I AM YOUR MISSION COMMANDER AND THAT IS A TREASURED MEMORY WORTHY OF A PHOTO KEEPSAKE GET IN THE CAR SO HELP ME

(Source: from-the-earth-to-the-moon13)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

jump-suit:

thewoodlanders:

Bad Space Art (Episode 245); I’m pretty sure the guy with the bow and arrow is Buzz, cleverly disguised with a ZZ-top fake beard. Also, Frank appears to have stolen Wally’s hair.

Apollo 8 Commander Renee Zellweger.

John Young has coupons for family portraits at the mall, and dang it, he’s gonna use them.

We used the Paas kit to dye eggs this Easter. The box came with stickers for th eggs. Some of the stickers were rocket ships.

We used the Paas kit to dye eggs this Easter. The box came with stickers for th eggs. Some of the stickers were rocket ships.

humanoidhistory:

Jell-O: An Easter Treat in Space

On May 19, 1996, astronaut Shannon Lucid wrote “a letter home" from the Russian space station Mir, discussing an Easter treat that became a weekly tradition for Lucid and her cosmonaut space-mates:

Here it is, another Sunday on Mir!!! And how, you might ask, do I know that it’s Sunday? Easy!!! I have on my pink socks and Yuri, Yury, and I have just finished sharing a bag of Jell-O!!!

When light follows darkness every 45 minutes, it is important that I have simple ways of marking the passage of time. The pink socks were found on STS-76 and Kevin, the commander, said that they were obviously put on as a surprise for me, so I took them with me over to Mir and decided to wear them on Sundays.

And the Jell-O? It is the greatest improvement in spaceflight since my first flight over 10 years ago. When I found out that there was a refrigerator onboard Mir, I asked the food folks at JSC if they could put Jell-O in a drink bag. Once aboard Mir, we could just add hot water, put the bag in the refrigerator and, later, have a great treat. Well, the food folks did just that and sent a variety of flavors with me to try out. We tried the Jell-O first as a special treat for Easter. It was so great that we decided the Mir-21/ NASA-2 crew tradition would be to share a bag of Jell-O every Sunday night. (Every once in a while, Yuri will come up to me and say, “Isn’t today Sunday?” and I will say “No, it’s not. No Jell-O tonight!!!”)

(NASA)