Complex 34

Standing on the shores of human space exploration.

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I saw Thomas Dolby this weekend. (If you can see his Invisible Lighthouse tour I highly suggest it. It is an incredible experience. One of the most unique shows I’ve ever seen. He is so much more than a one-hit wonder.) During the encore presentation before he played his signature hit he told a wonderful story regarding how he and Buzz Aldtrin performed the song together this summer. Buzz was the one who sought out Dolby at the event and he was the one who wanted to go rehearse in his car (but they didn’t have time). Dolby described his fantasy of that moment as sublime. Sitting in Buzz’s Corvette with the seats reclined just singing.

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In chapter 29 of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Hocus Pocus Wally Schirra appears, unnamed, with diarrhea in a bar. The character doesn’t remember his name, just remembers he used to be an astronaut who did sinus medicine commercials.

So there you go.

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The government shutdown hits a future scientist hard. He just wants to go on to NASA.gov and play his games. (via)

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nobody died! friday #18: Neil Armstrong ejects from Lunar Landing Research Vehicle 1, May 1968
(footage here. more on Armstrong next week..)





At that moment, once he realized he was clear of danger, Armstrong literally decided what to have for lunch next. I mean, after his Gemini landing and a frightening X-15 landing he knew this was a piece of cake. 

jump-suit:

kaiyves:

senior-crown:

31262:

xplanes:

nobody died! friday #18: Neil Armstrong ejects from Lunar Landing Research Vehicle 1, May 1968

(footage here. more on Armstrong next week..)

At that moment, once he realized he was clear of danger, Armstrong literally decided what to have for lunch next. I mean, after his Gemini landing and a frightening X-15 landing he knew this was a piece of cake.