utcjonesobservatory:

Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased


Yeah.

utcjonesobservatory:

Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased

Yeah.

newsweek:

Astronauts fresh off spacewalks often report that a certain faint, acrid smell tends to cling to their equipment. NASA astronaut Don Pettit described it as “a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation” akin to “welding fumes,” while others have said it reminds them of charred meat.
They were probably smelling polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are compounds produced when stars and planets form. According to Jeff Oishi, a research scientist at the Museum of Natural History in New York, PAHs are present on Earth too—they’re produced when you BBQ! But if you travel 26,000 light years to a dust cloud at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius B2, you might catch a whiff of raspberries and maybe rum.
This cloud is stuffed with ethyl formate, an ester that gives both treats their flavor. “Space is pretty boozy,” Oishi says. “There’s no liquid alcohol, but a lot of different kinds of alcohols have been observed.” The constellation Aquila contains enough space booze that, if liquefied, it could fill 400 trillion trillion pints. Interstellar pub crawl, anyone?
What Does Space Smell Like? | Mental Floss


This may explain my love of both space and BBQ.

newsweek:

Astronauts fresh off spacewalks often report that a certain faint, acrid smell tends to cling to their equipment. NASA astronaut Don Pettit described it as “a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation” akin to “welding fumes,” while others have said it reminds them of charred meat.

They were probably smelling polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which are compounds produced when stars and planets form. According to Jeff Oishi, a research scientist at the Museum of Natural History in New York, PAHs are present on Earth too—they’re produced when you BBQ! But if you travel 26,000 light years to a dust cloud at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius B2, you might catch a whiff of raspberries and maybe rum.

This cloud is stuffed with ethyl formate, an ester that gives both treats their flavor. “Space is pretty boozy,” Oishi says. “There’s no liquid alcohol, but a lot of different kinds of alcohols have been observed.” The constellation Aquila contains enough space booze that, if liquefied, it could fill 400 trillion trillion pints. Interstellar pub crawl, anyone?

What Does Space Smell Like? | Mental Floss

This may explain my love of both space and BBQ.

From our trip to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This is where Werner Von Braun conducted testing of the Saturn rockets, and where the SLS project J-2X Rocket is being tested currently.  These photos are in front of one of the rocket test rigs (There are two more in the background of the first shot).
There is a new Nasa visitor center at Stennis, called the Infinity Science Center, that opened in December of 2012, and has the history of the rocket testing facility and its impact on the space program.
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From our trip to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This is where Werner Von Braun conducted testing of the Saturn rockets, and where the SLS project J-2X Rocket is being tested currently.  These photos are in front of one of the rocket test rigs (There are two more in the background of the first shot).
There is a new Nasa visitor center at Stennis, called the Infinity Science Center, that opened in December of 2012, and has the history of the rocket testing facility and its impact on the space program.
Zoom Info
From our trip to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This is where Werner Von Braun conducted testing of the Saturn rockets, and where the SLS project J-2X Rocket is being tested currently.  These photos are in front of one of the rocket test rigs (There are two more in the background of the first shot).
There is a new Nasa visitor center at Stennis, called the Infinity Science Center, that opened in December of 2012, and has the history of the rocket testing facility and its impact on the space program.
Zoom Info
From our trip to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This is where Werner Von Braun conducted testing of the Saturn rockets, and where the SLS project J-2X Rocket is being tested currently.  These photos are in front of one of the rocket test rigs (There are two more in the background of the first shot).
There is a new Nasa visitor center at Stennis, called the Infinity Science Center, that opened in December of 2012, and has the history of the rocket testing facility and its impact on the space program.
Zoom Info
From our trip to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This is where Werner Von Braun conducted testing of the Saturn rockets, and where the SLS project J-2X Rocket is being tested currently.  These photos are in front of one of the rocket test rigs (There are two more in the background of the first shot).
There is a new Nasa visitor center at Stennis, called the Infinity Science Center, that opened in December of 2012, and has the history of the rocket testing facility and its impact on the space program.
Zoom Info
From our trip to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This is where Werner Von Braun conducted testing of the Saturn rockets, and where the SLS project J-2X Rocket is being tested currently.  These photos are in front of one of the rocket test rigs (There are two more in the background of the first shot).
There is a new Nasa visitor center at Stennis, called the Infinity Science Center, that opened in December of 2012, and has the history of the rocket testing facility and its impact on the space program.
Zoom Info

From our trip to the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This is where Werner Von Braun conducted testing of the Saturn rockets, and where the SLS project J-2X Rocket is being tested currently.  These photos are in front of one of the rocket test rigs (There are two more in the background of the first shot).

There is a new Nasa visitor center at Stennis, called the Infinity Science Center, that opened in December of 2012, and has the history of the rocket testing facility and its impact on the space program.

Robin Williams “Good Morning discovery” to NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery in 1988.  RIP Robin, you will be missed.