accordingtodevin:

Scientifically accurate love story.

ultrafacts:

Some space facts.

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nemfrog:

Our Earth is peppered with some 20,000 tons of stardust a year. Scanned from Wonderland of Science. 1930s.

nemfrog:

Our Earth is peppered with some 20,000 tons of stardust a year. Scanned from Wonderland of Science. 1930s.

ageofdestruction:

absalom: Earth, photographed from the first Mercury mission flight, 19th December 1960.
Mercury-Redstone 1A was a 15-minute uncrewed suborbital flight designed to test the spacecraft that would eventually carry American apes, and then humans, into orbit.
Image credit: NASA/JSC/ASU.

ageofdestruction:

absalom: Earth, photographed from the first Mercury mission flight, 19th December 1960.

Mercury-Redstone 1A was a 15-minute uncrewed suborbital flight designed to test the spacecraft that would eventually carry American apes, and then humans, into orbit.

Image credit: NASA/JSC/ASU.

that-angle-of-refraction-though:

The movement of a single particle in an Ocean wave

that-angle-of-refraction-though:

The movement of a single particle in an Ocean wave

rtamerica:

NASA’s most powerful rocket ever aims for deep space exploration
As NASA continues to plan for future asteroid-capturing missions and excursions to Mars, the space agency has approved the development of what’s being billed as the most powerful rocket ever.
Researchers and engineers at NASA and Boeing have been pouring over the design of the new Space Launch System for years now, but on Wednesday it was announced that the two had reached a $2.8 billion agreement that will have the rocket ready for its first take-off in 2017.
If successful, the first version of the Space Launch System (SLS) will stand 321 feet tall and be able to lift 154,000 pounds into low-Earth orbit, with a second, 384-foot version capable of lifting 286,000 pounds, including a capsule-shaped Orion spacecraft with astronauts inside. The second flight is expected to take place in 2021.

rtamerica:

NASA’s most powerful rocket ever aims for deep space exploration

As NASA continues to plan for future asteroid-capturing missions and excursions to Mars, the space agency has approved the development of what’s being billed as the most powerful rocket ever.

Researchers and engineers at NASA and Boeing have been pouring over the design of the new Space Launch System for years now, but on Wednesday it was announced that the two had reached a $2.8 billion agreement that will have the rocket ready for its first take-off in 2017.

If successful, the first version of the Space Launch System (SLS) will stand 321 feet tall and be able to lift 154,000 pounds into low-Earth orbit, with a second, 384-foot version capable of lifting 286,000 pounds, including a capsule-shaped Orion spacecraft with astronauts inside. The second flight is expected to take place in 2021.