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Let Carl Sagan Crawl Into Your Mind

If this doesn’t move you, even the tiniest bit, then you must not have a pulse. This puts our lives here on Earth into a perspective that cannot be seen by just looking out a window. Watch this video, maybe not right now, but later, when you are home and you have some quiet time. Sit down, put on some headphones and really LISTEN to the message.

-Matt

PS- “We Humans Are Capable of Greatness” – Carl Sagan

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OH GOOD – Russia Has Lost Control Of It’s Unmanned Spacecraft & It’s Plunging Back Towards Earth

Damn itMoscow (AFP) – Russia said Wednesday it had lost control of an unmanned spacecraft taking supplies to the International Space Station and it is plunging back to Earth but is likely to burn up in the atmosphere.

The loss of the Progress supply ship, a Soviet design known for its reliability, is the latest embarrassment for Russia’s space programme that has been recently hit by a series of mishaps.

Grim-faced officials from the Russian space agency told a hastily arranged news conference that the capsule had been lost.

“Most likely it is some sort of unforeseen situation related to the separation of the ship from the carrier,” Alexander Ivanov, deputy chief of the Roscosmos state agency, told reporters.

“It is impossible to say now who is guilty and of what.”

Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov said the vessel’s debris is likely to burn up in the atmosphere, estimating the cost of the launch and the spacecraft at nearly 2.6 billion rubles ($50.8 million).

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Well hopefully this god damn spacecraft burns up in the atmosphere or else Russia is in a heap of trouble. This is the scary part of space. We send an unmanned ship millions of miles away and hope for the best that everything goes smoothly. We don’t know what’s up there, or who’s up there. Maybe an alien did this. Maybe there’s an entire army of space creatures sabotaging human space missions. I’m all for NASA and other space agencies getting shit done, but space scares the shit out of me. The shit literally just flies right out. $51 million not exactly well spent.

– Ryan

Space Nerd Alert – Falcon 9 Satellite Launch

Stay tuned! At approximately 2am (EST) SpaceX will be launching a satellite attached to its Falcon 9 rocket. I’m setting my alarm clock. Are you?

-Matt

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Don’t Let the White House Cut NASA’s Budget!

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I received a message from the Planetary society that I need to share with all of you! If you would like to see missions to Mars and Europa in your lifetime it is imperative you take 2 minutes and sign this petition! Lets never forget the reason why we are where we are as a race – curiosity and exploration!

Below is the email I received: Read the rest of this entry

Is Space Jam the Most Universally Loved Movie Of All Time?

I watched Space Jam the other day for the time in a LONG time. Space Jam is the kind of move you can pull out in any situation and it satisfies the crowd. Old people. Young people. Men. Women. If you don’t like Space Jam there’s a solid chance you’re an asshole. Twitter is full of assholes, so I figured I’d be able to find someone who hates Space Jam.

Richard Branson, Please Revoke Bieber’s Space Ticket!

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Does this look the the type of person you want to fly in your spaceship? NO. The answer, Mr. Branson, is NO. This kid has been all over the news lately. Banging Brazilian whores, punching DJ’s in the face, and even having his security detail carry him around the Great Wall. Is this the type of person you want representing your company on Virgin Galactic? Consider me for the spot on the shuttle and I will make you proud. Here’s a quick recap of my credentials.

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  • Bay saver
  • Class president
  • Blogger
  • Amateur comedian
  • Black belt
  • Professional fake wrestler
  • Movie quoter
  • Well-dressed (not in this picture, but i do own a suit)
  • I can shotgun a beer in <2 seconds

If that doesn’t scream “get this kid into space”, then I don’t know what does.

-MattyV

Productivity Ruiner: R2-D2 Translator

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Visit www.r2d2translator.com and have your words or phrases translated by R2-D2!

 

-MattyV

 

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