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Oldsmobile Rockets Ahead!

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Oldsmobile Rockets Ahead!

humanoidhistory:

HEAT SHIELD — Animation in the 1962 NASA film Voyage of Friendship 7 shows how an astronaut is protected by a “shield against the blazing heat of reentry friction.” I’m reminded of spaceman John Glenn’s first words when he was recovered from the Friendship 7 space capsule: “It was hot in there.”

humanoidhistory:

HEAT SHIELD — Animation in the 1962 NASA film Voyage of Friendship 7 shows how an astronaut is protected by a “shield against the blazing heat of reentry friction.” I’m reminded of spaceman John Glenn’s first words when he was recovered from the Friendship 7 space capsule: “It was hot in there.”

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by Dean Ellis

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leslieseuffert:

 Tatiana Plahkova, Chaos and Structure

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antiquark2:

A “blue light” photo of the “full-stack” shuttle model in AEDC’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel during model change in late 2004.
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antiquark2:

A “blue light” photo of the “full-stack” shuttle model in AEDC’s 16-foot transonic wind tunnel during model change in late 2004.

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crookedindifference:

Edgar Martins photographs the European Space Agency in his series “The Rehearsal of Space and the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite.”

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Stardust

Stardust

museumuesum:

Erik Olson

I Fucking Love Space, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Mercury, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Venus, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Earth, 2011
oil on canvas, 72 x 84 inches

Mars, Fear & Dread, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Jupiter, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Saturn, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Uranus, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Neptune, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

The Gateway (Hubble Deep Field), 2011
oil on canvas, 72 x 84 inches

beatonna:

There’s something wonderful about Marvin Bileck’s minimal illustrations for All About the Stars.  

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woolandwax:

Wall hangings of an astronomical theme, circa 1850. Printed lithographically on cotton, probably to avoid paper duty. 

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gunsandposes-history:

SPACE FOOD — Curious about what astronauts ate during the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon? See below for highlights from NASA’s original press kit for the 1972 mission. All photos are taken from inside the command module, featuring astronaut Ron Evans. (Note that one image shows Evans with a pair of surgical scissors. Evans lost his scissors at some point before his fellow spacemen Gene Cernan and Jack Scmitt went down to the lunar surface while he waited in orbit. To prevent him from starving in space, Schmitt was left with one of their pairs. Crisis averted!). More about Apollo 17 cuisine:

  • "The Apollo 17 crew selected menus for their flight from the largest variety of foods ever available for a U.S. manned mission. As on Apollo 16, the preflight, inflight, and postflight diets are being monitored to facilitate interpretation of the medical tests."
  • "Menus were designed upon individual crewmember physiological requirements in the unique conditions of weightlessness and one-sixth gravity on the lunar surface. Daily menus provide approximately 2500 calories per day for each crewmember."
  • "Food items are assembled into meal units and identified as to crewmember and sequence of consumption. Foods stored in the ‘pantry’ may be used as substitutions for nominal meal items so long as the nutrient intake for a 24-hour period is not altered significantly."
  • "There are various types of food used in the menus. These include freeze-dried rehydratables in spoon-bowl packages; thermostabilized foods (wet packs) in flexible packages and metal easy-open cans: intermediate moisture foods: dry bite-size cubes: and beverages."
  • "Water for drinking and rehydrating food is obtained from two sources in the Command Module — a portable dispenser for drinking water and a water spigot at the food preparation station which supplies water at about 145 degrees and 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The potable water dispenser provides a continuous flow of water as long as the trigger is held down, while the food preparation spigot dispenses water in one-ounce increments."
  • "A continuous-flow water dispenser similar to the one in the Command Module is used aboard the Lunar Module for cold water reconstitution of food stowed aboard the Lunar Module."
  • "Water is injected into a food package and the package is kneaded and allowed to sit for several minutes. The bag top is then cut to open and the food eaten with a spoon."
  • "After a meal, germicide tablets are placed in each bag to prevent fermentation of any residual food and gas formation."
  • "The bags are then rolled and stowed in waste disposal areas in the spacecraft."

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gunsandposes-history:

Inside the Apollo 17 command module on the voyage back to Earth, December 1972. (Click photos for captions sourced from NASA.)

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gunsandposes-history:

Frank Frazetta cover illustration for Ray Bradbury’s Tomorrow Midnight, 1966. (via)

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Frank Frazetta cover illustration for Ray Bradbury’s Tomorrow Midnight, 1966. (via)

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