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User Image space_xploration Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:06 PM (UTC)

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Bet you haven’t seen this photo before! NASA’s famous photographer Bill Ingalls shot this launch of Antares over at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport - NASA Wallops Flight Facility. How did he get this unique photo? Infrared.
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Credit: NASA/ Bill Ingalls
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@space_xploration
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#humanity #space #spaceexploration #spacex #nasa #beyond #astronaut #engineering #aerospace #beautiful #amazing #cosmos #earth #palebluedot #oblivion #courage #bravery #expedition #explorer #astronomy #technology #falcon9 #elonmusk #progress #rocket #chemistry
When you get a special request for #worldbookday - a little person who wants to go as #planetearth and you have to match a book to the costume... Perfect excuse to place this beauty into a new home 😁 #hereweare #palebluedot #weareallpeople ##notesforlivingonplanetearth
Here is the poster for my latest theatre show ‘Diary of a Martian Beekeeper’ will be at @smockalleytheatre Mar 13th-16th as part of #engineersweek which kicks off next week. Designed by my #spacepal @simonlands, this is the perfect example of what this show is all about : the power of the collective & what wonderful things we can create, when we all work together -
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7.30pm March 13-16th
Booking: http://smockalley.com/diary-martian-beekeeper/
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The show is set on #Mars where I have realised my dream in getting to space, and working with my @marsdesertresearchstation crew mates, #Crew173, trying to grow plants on this inhospitable planet. After over 600 Sols, I prepare for the arrival of my #bees, to test their pollinating ability at gravity levels one-third that of #Earth. But life throws me a curveball & makes me question the cost of human space exploration. -
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I spent over 2 years making this show, trying to capture the isolation of space, the sacrifices of achieving big dreams & the power of the collective. There are so many people involved in putting one person into space, you can’t put a number on it, but many have quoted a number in the tens of thousands. We are so limited in what we can do working alone but space exploration has shown us what incredible things we can do if we work together. There were so many people involved in making this show, from both the creatives arts and the space sector, and this show would not exist without them. Again reflecting the power of the collective. -
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Thanks to all the staff at @europeanspaceagency Astronaut Centre for all the chats, my @spaceuniversity colleagues & astronauts @astro_paolo & Robert Thirsk for those inspirational interviews way back in 2015, who kicked off this whole journey to ‘Diary of a Martian Beekeeper’. -
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And the #beekeeping element of the show? I’ll get to that in another post. -
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#mars #Crew173 #earth #beekeeping #beesonmars #dmars #ireland🍀 #space #lovemyjob #palebluedot #doamb18 #sciencewithfeeling
삶의 덧없음을 느낀다
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어디서 와서 어디로 갈까
살아있는 걸까 사라지는 걸까
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오늘은 왠지 기분이 ‘니힐’ 하다
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#lifegoeson#palebluedot#nihilist
User Image space_xploration Posted: Feb 22, 2018 11:06 PM (UTC)

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A Soyuz docked to our orbiting space station. The Earth sure looks nice from that altitude.
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Credit: Don’t know. Just found this in my camera roll. (Probably NASA)
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#humanity #space #spaceexploration #spacex #nasa #beyond #astronaut #engineering #aerospace #beautiful #amazing #solar #cosmos #earth #palebluedot #oblivion #courage #bravery #expedition #explorer #astronomy #technology #falcon9 #elonmusk #progress #rocket
User Image totally_bon_tiger Posted: Feb 22, 2018 9:49 PM (UTC)

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in another decade who knows where we will all be. the idea of a hero has been dissected so much it’s hard to even remember the type she’s talking about.
still, I think the point is that heroes aren’t those larger than life characters on the big screen, they aren’t hiding behind masks to protect their identities. If anything, we hide the hero behind ourselves, behind a username, whatever.
I guess I just wanted to reach out and encourage you to find that hero inside, and externalize it. before you say something nasty in the comments section, let that hero in you think it through. before you cut that person off on the road, let that hero think it through. Before you start to yell and scream, let that hero think it through. ———————
Being human is hard, feeling feelings is hard, surviving on this speck of dust that somehow supports life in the vast cold dead expanse of deep space is hard but shit against all odds we’ve done it. they say people don’t change but that’s bullshit, they do. Just because the asshole said it loud enough for everyone to hear doesn’t mean kindness can’t be louder. :
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#kindness #spiderman #thoughts #preach #tellem #hero #humanity #palebluedot
User Image samuelliebertt Posted: Feb 22, 2018 9:33 PM (UTC)

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"It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." - #carlsagan #palebluedot
User Image armend_xani Posted: Feb 22, 2018 9:10 PM (UTC)

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STS-41G lifting off with the largest crew ever put on one spacecraft to date: 7
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Credit: NASA
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#humanity #space #spaceexploration #spacex #nasa #beyond #astronaut #engineering #aerospace #beautiful #amazing #solar #cosmos #earth #palebluedot #oblivion #courage #bravery #expedition #explorer #astronomy #technology #falcon9 #elonmusk #progress #rocket #chemistry
User Image booknoobs Posted: Feb 22, 2018 8:05 PM (UTC)

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✏"Голубая точка" Карла Сагана - книга в жанре научпоп о единственном живом мире, известном человеку.
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"Голубая точка" представляет собой путешествие по космическому океану и истории его исследования. Я взахлёб читала о других мирах - планетах и их спутниках, и гуглила NASA и Роскосмос. Ещё больше влюбилась в космос и нашу маленькую третью по счёту планету от звезды, находящейся в рукаве Млечного пути🌌
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Жизнеутверждающая и пессимистическая книга. О том, как мы можем выжить, если откажемся от насилия друг над другом и над Землёй. О том, что мы можем не кануть в Лету яркой вспышкой, а жить дальше, лучше и найти новый дом человечеству. О том, что больше, чем неизведанный космос, нам грозит человеческая глупость и жажда наживы. А ещё, мы можем погибнуть уже завтра.
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🌍Если вы не боитесь понять, как люди ничтожны для Вселенной, как мы заблуждаемся, считая себя её центром, а свою страну, национальность, религию и пол - исключительной, то книга для вас.
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Я после неё ещё раз поняла, что человеком нас делает упорный труд, знание и любовь. К другим людям и всему, к чему мы прикасаемся. И эти три вещи ещё могут помочь спасти кусок межзвёздной пыли, наш Дом, нашу Землю от опустошения, которое мы ей безжалостно готовим уже не первую сотню лет.
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📌Ещё мне очень понравилась цитата из послесловия, обращённая его жене: "В необъятном космическом пространстве и в бесконечности времени я счастлив, что живу на одной планете и в одно время с Энн".
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❓Кстати, вы видели Млечный путь? Однажды под Кунгуром (Пермский край, где Кунгурская ледяная пещера ещё) я видела чистое октябрьское небо с огромным ярким Млечным путём. Это вселяет веру в чудо. А что вы чувствуете, смотря на звёзды❔❔❔
User Image julchensson Posted: Feb 22, 2018 5:08 PM (UTC)

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"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves." Let's listen to #carlsagan
#palebluedot #vscogrid #globe #planetearth #igersvienna #artofvisuals #visualscollective
User Image helga_always_dances Posted: Feb 22, 2018 4:57 PM (UTC)

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Thank you @rduncanmorgan. What an inspiration and extra kick to do the little extra this gave me. Such a special token.
#palebluedot #ilovenature #world #perspective
User Image dal_bskim Posted: Feb 22, 2018 4:36 PM (UTC)

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#palebluedot #창백한푸른점
오늘은 진짜 세상이 날 버린거 같았다.
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살기가 너무 힘들때
가족사진을 보면 힘이 난다고들 하지만
난 아빠사진이나 엄마목소리는 괜히 슬퍼지기만 하고 별 위로나 도움은 안되더라.
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차라리 이 사진 보면서
나를 괴롭히는 사람들 상황들 문제들
모두 털어버리는게 낫지.
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치열하게 살지 말고, 그럴 필요도 없다는 생각만 경계하면서
또 화이팅 해야지.
User Image astrocamp Posted: Feb 22, 2018 4:30 PM (UTC)

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#TBT 1968: The first astronauts orbit the Moon in the Apollo 8 spacecraft, the first manned space mission to achieve the feat. #AstroCamp #astronauts #moon #palebluedot #earthrise

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