launch away!   random dump for space/sci-fi related materials for upcoming project(s).
The title is from Warren Ellis' Graphic Novel.

henrymaarchbanks:

The Female Archetype

cosmic girls forged from stardust and moonlight

(via rattle-and-burn)

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spaceexp:

Docking the last Automated Transfer Vehicle

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womeninspace:

Images from orbit - Elena Serova in the ISS

Image sources: NASA2Explore / Roscosmos

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spacetravelco:

"The first thing I saw from space was Chicago, my hometown. I was working on the middeck where there aren’t many windows, and as we passed over Chicago the commander called me up to the flight deck.

It was such a significant moment because since I was a little girl I had always assumed I would go into space. When I grew up, in the 1960’s, the only American astronauts were men. Looking out the window of that space shuttle, I thought if that little girl growing up in Chicago could see her older self now, she would have a huge grin on her face.”

- Mae Jemison, "What Was Space Like?"

Jemison and Nichelle Nichols on the set of Star Trek

Also, "Pus is one of the neatest things ever."

(Source: images.jsc.nasa.gov, via womeninspace)

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Russian ‘Smart’ Mini-Satellites to Go Into Orbit in <a href=”http://spaceexp.tumblr.com/tagged/2016”>2016</a>

spaceexp:

Moscow (RIA Novosti) Oct 16, 2014
The first group of Russian “smart” mini-satellites should be launched into orbit in 2016, Mikhail Sonkin, the Deputy Governor of Russia’s Tomsk Region, said Wednesday. “The signing of an agreement on the creation of an association to carry out projects in the sphere of the development of groups of miniature satellites is in progress…The launch [of the satellites] is planned for 2016,” So
Full article

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womeninspace:

Dava Newman nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator
According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.
Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above. 
Read Dava Newman’s MIT bio here
[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]

womeninspace:

Dava Newman nominated for NASA Deputy Administrator

According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.

Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.

Read Dava Newman’s MIT bio here

[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]

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spaceexp:

A beautiful clear shot of the Aurora Australis near Australia, from the ISS Image credit: NASA

spaceexp:

A beautiful clear shot of the Aurora Australis near Australia, from the ISS Image credit: NASA

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spaceexp:

Super Typhoon Vongfong Seen From ISS

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kateordie:

production designThe Fifth Element (1997)

by Dan Weil

Always in my top 10 favourite movies, forever.

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Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors -- ScienceDaily →

warrenellis:

"Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology. This technology suggest a new era of devices that range from green consumer electronics to ‘electroceutical’ "therapies, to biomedical sensor systems that do their work and then disappear.

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spaceexp:

Milky Way from the ISS

spaceexp:

Milky Way from the ISS

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