Some selfies are more thought-provoking than others. Amazing what you can see in the reflection.
astronaut selfies: chris hadfield, andré kuipers, karen l. nyberg, leland melvin, kevin ford, leroy chiao, clayton anderson, and don pettit. apparently there was a time when astronauts were feted as national heroes and celebrities. when and why, excatly, did this stop? i suppose chris hadfield is pretty famous now. but he’s not an astronaut anymore. anyways, i’m tagging this celebrity. ball’s in your court, celebrity tag editors.
it’s worth noting that the bubbles act as a lense, reversing and inverting the image. it’s also worth noting that both andre and clayton are seen through an air bubble within the water blob. here are two videos by don pettit aboard the ISS playing/experimenting with a water bubble in micro gravity, which are as much fun to listen to as to watch.
"equipped with their five senses, humans explore the universe around them and call the adventure science" - edwin hubble
The river hiccups like a zipper on an old coat.
Mr Hadfield, how did they find someone who could withstand the harsh environment of space but who also had such a charming way with words
I’m so glad they did, because I love you, and I cannot overestimate the importance of the work you do in making us earthlings aware of the beauties of our planet and the weird world you’re inhabiting currently, but
Almost time to leave Station. Hard to express all of my emotions, but mostly gratitude. I came here on behalf of so many people - thank you.
The ethereal wisp of cloud over water, white on blue, to the eternal blackness of the universe.
The full moon rises over the only planet we have ever called home.
Neil Armstrong: A giant among men. (x)
I particularly enjoyed my last reblogged post of Mungo Thomsons font study of Time magazine. so i explored some of his other works; here is one of them:
“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” - Neil DeGrasse Tyson [x]
An amazing collection of trippy, dreamy drawings from 70s-era NASA, reminding us that, “Though they’re often silly in retrospect, concept designs are a powerful tool. They’re lucid dreaming that the public gets to share in.”