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.
PS- “We Humans Are Capable of Greatness” – Carl Sagan
Damn it – Moscow (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.
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).
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.
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?
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
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.
Watching space jam #topfilm
— LukeBannerman (@LukeBannerman) January 3, 2014
WHAT IS WITH MY FRIENDS NEVER HAVING WATCHED SPACE JAM?!?! Like omg. Y’all need a moviecation
— Kelly Floyd (@KellyFloyd_96) January 3, 2014
#MovieThatNetflixNeeds Space Jam
— Braden Lust (@bray_bray20) January 3, 2014
the first cd I ever bought for myself was the space jam soundtrack n if that’s not a conversation starter I don’t really know what is
— doris pringle-brule (@smaanthh) January 3, 2014
A+ cast. Flawless storyline. Angelic soundtrack. I don’t want to start sounding crazy, but Space Jam might be the greatest movie of all time. You hear that, studio heads? If you want to make money you put Michael Jordan and Bill Murray together in a movie. Box office bonanza.
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.
- Bay saver
- Class president
- 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.