• kaiyves:

spaceandstuffidk:


- Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (the first men to land on the moon), arrived in Pakistan in early 1970 during their tour of South Asia.

also Mike Collins.
In the middle there.
Mike Collins also went to the moon and is also in this photo.

True, but he was not one of the first people to LAND on the moon, as the caption notes.

Yeah, I went to the moon. I’m pretty obscure. You probably never heard of me.

    kaiyves:

    spaceandstuffidk:

    - Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (the first men to land on the moon), arrived in Pakistan in early 1970 during their tour of South Asia.

    also Mike Collins.

    In the middle there.

    Mike Collins also went to the moon and is also in this photo.

    True, but he was not one of the first people to LAND on the moon, as the caption notes.

    Yeah, I went to the moon. I’m pretty obscure. You probably never heard of me.

  • March 20th
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  • Richard Feynman Rubber Bands (by nebulajr)

    Sometimes Reddit finds the best stuff. I love listening to Feynman explain things. He’s truly excited and finds everything beautiful. It’s wonderful.

  • March 10th
  • goodluckmrgorsky:

 Astronaut Michael Collins, pilot, is photographed inside the spacecraft during the Gemini 10 mission.

Yeah. I flew with John Young before Charlie Duke did. You probably never heard of me.

    goodluckmrgorsky:

     Astronaut Michael Collins, pilot, is photographed inside the spacecraft during the Gemini 10 mission.

    Yeah. I flew with John Young before Charlie Duke did. You probably never heard of me.

    (via bunnybundy)

  • February 5th
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  • scanzen:

xplanes:

“…A career in flying was like climbing one of those ancient Babylonian pyramids made up of a dizzy progression of steps and ledges, a ziggurat, a pyramid extraordinarily high and steep; and the idea was to prove at every foot of the way up that pyramid that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even-ultimately, God willing, one day-that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, that elite who had the capacity to bring tears to men’s eyes, the very Brotherhood of the right stuff indeed.”
(photo via)

whoa, awesome pic of Chuck Yeager riding the x-1

Amazing. Going to chase the demon.

    scanzen:

    xplanes:

    “…A career in flying was like climbing one of those ancient Babylonian pyramids made up of a dizzy progression of steps and ledges, a ziggurat, a pyramid extraordinarily high and steep; and the idea was to prove at every foot of the way up that pyramid that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even-ultimately, God willing, one day-that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, that elite who had the capacity to bring tears to men’s eyes, the very Brotherhood of the right stuff indeed.”

    (photo via)

    whoa, awesome pic of Chuck Yeager riding the x-1

    Amazing. Going to chase the demon.

  • January 30th
    1,656 notes
  • Have you guys hear the new Jobim album? It’s quite fantastic.

    Have you guys hear the new Jobim album? It’s quite fantastic.

    (via winking-at-the-moon)

  • October 24th
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  • We Tease…

    But Carrying the Fire is the only astronaut biography I’ve ever read where I’ve kept a pencil nearby to underline passages because of the clarity of observation or the sheer beauty of the writing. Mike really was the hipster artist of the group, with the guts of a pilot and the mind of a poet, and he really deserves credit for that. How lucky were we to have that sort of person orbiting the moon, while history was made below him, reflecting upon the impact of their mission, the solitude of space and the human condition.

    I’d love to have an hour to hang out and chat with the guy.


  • August 10th
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  • "

    The years accelerate like a rising rocket, and that scares me more than the ride itself. Like most old people, I am crotchety, and—at seventy-eight—disapproving of younger customs and developments, such as the adulation of celebrities and the inflation of heroism.


    Heroes abound, no doubt about it, but don’t count astronauts among them. The passerby who administers mouth-to-mouth, to a stricken stranger, the nurse in the emergency room who forges on while tasting spattered blood, the soldier who throws himself on a grenade to save his buddies: these people are undeniably heroes, and should be revered as such. We astronauts were good; we worked hard; we did our jobs to near perfection, but it was what we had signed on to do. It was not, in the words describing the Congressional Medal of Honor, “above and beyond the call of duty.” It was not heroism.

    "

    Mike Collins, Preface to the 2009 Edition of Carrying the Fire
    Heroes  

  • August 10th
    11 notes
  • Yeah, I was part of the US Manned Spaceflight Program. You probably never heard of it. Which is why I hate you.

    Yeah, I was part of the US Manned Spaceflight Program. You probably never heard of it. Which is why I hate you.


  • July 7th
    16 notes
  • You don’t listen to Mumford & Sons? 

    You don’t listen to Mumford & Sons? 

  • July 6th
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  • John, set coordinates to splashdown at Urban Outfitters.

    John, set coordinates to splashdown at Urban Outfitters.

  • June 25th
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