MindFuck : an idea or concept that shakes one's previously held beliefs or assumptions about the nature of reality.

 

“Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.” 
—Chris Hadfield

“Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.”
—Chris Hadfield

The O-ring ice-water demonstration done by Richard Feynman to prove that the resilience of the O-rings used at the field joints of the Solid Rocket Booster was not good at low temperatures. Being that the cause of the Challenger accident.

Facts about space (International Space Station)

1. Electrical instruments in space do not use fuses, because there is no gravity. Gravity helps here on Earth to pull down the strip of metal inside the fuse to cut off excessive current. But in space, things are a little bit different.

2. Astronauts use a kind of diapers when they are in EVA (Extra-vehicular Activity) missions due to the long time it takes to perform this tasks. 

3. Astronauts get about 2.5 inches taller after about a week in space. Without the weight of a body compressing it, the spine’s curvature lessen and the discs between the vertebrae expand and absorb more water.

4. Astronauts coming home from a six month space station trip, come back with 15% to 20% less bone than they had when they left.

5. There are no showers in space. Astronauts wipe themselves with moistened towels and rinseless shampoo.

6. In order to be an Astronaut you need to have a big capacity to tolerate boredroom and low levels of stimulation. ( Like Chris Hadafield )

7. There is a test in JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), to select astronauts, and it involves doing one thousand paper cranes. Yes, origami paper cranes. And they have a deadline to make the cranes. The reason of this is that roughtly 90% of the work in space is related to assembling, repairing or maintenance of the spacecraft, and much of this work is done while using a pressuriszed  suit, with a limited oxygen time (If you run out of oxygen, you are done). When the one thousand origami paper cranes are done, the time to analyze them starts. How does the firsts paper cranes compares to the lasts? If the quality is not the same, and shows deterioration of accuracy, that can imply impatience under stress. 

8. Astronauts train to go to the bathroom in space.(Yeah, they have pop training. They are not that smart though.) 

9. There was a flying turd incident in Apollo 10 mission

The Apollo flying turd incident.

Apollo 10 mission transcript, starring Mission Commander Thomas Stafford (CDR), Lunar Module Pilot Gene Cernan (LMP), and Command Module Pilot John Young (CMP), orbiting the moon 200,000-plus when then suddenly see a flying turd.

Have a laugh.

(Source: jsc.nasa.gov)

Ham was the first successful launch of a primate into sub-orbital spaceflight.  In 1961 he was known as “Chimp #65” and after three weeks of training he was placed in a Mercury space capsule atop a Redstone rocket and launched from cape Canaveral Florida.  His entire trip lasted less than 17 minutes.

The grave is located in New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame. 

Hubble Space Telescope - The Best Images From Over Two Decades In Orbit (by Best0fScience)

This video is absolutely breathtaking! 

We choose to go to the moon

I am not a United States citizen, but people from all over the world was somehow affected by the acts of this outlier man. 

This man pushed to get to the moon, pushed to gain knowledge , pushed to challenge, even though he recognized that this act was more of faith and vision, and he did not know the outcomes.  

You cannot believe how many things have been developed thanks to the space program, and we use it in daily basis. 

Things like: scratches resistant lenses, the shoe insoles, smoke detectors, water filters, cordless tools, satellites to predict the weather, GPS, were developed thanks to the space program. 

If I know how to make my way to an unknown place, is thanks to the GPS developed thanks to the space program.

If I have clean water, is thanks for water filters developed thanks by the space program.

Please feel free to reblog and add something you use thanks to the space program. 

Here is the whole transcription of the speech 

Epic space adventures plant seeds of economic growth, because doing what’s never been done before is intellectually seductive (whether deemed practical or not), and innovation follows, just as day follows night.

Neil deGrasse Tyson 

(Source: haydenplanetarium.org)


There is no such thing as luck. You need to be fit to cope and look for opportunities. 

There is no such thing as luck. You need to be fit to cope and look for opportunities. 

This is what happens, when you mix up a disaster, and something good.

It’s a strange mix of feelings.

I have watched this like three times.