posts tagged "astronaut"

Illustarion by Miriampersand for Una Buena Barba

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Astronaut Mark Lee testing the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) system for NASA in 1994. SAFER is a backpack propulsion unit that incorporates small nitrogen thrusters controlled by hand and moderated by computer. Pictured, Lee jets about the bay of Space Shuttle Discovery, over 200 kilometers above Earth in the first untethered space walk in ten years. Lee was not in danger — the shuttle could have been used to retrieve him. SAFER, smaller than the Manned Maneuvering Unit, is designed as a backup system to help astronauts in the unlikely event that they become too separated from their work outside the International Space Station.
COIL TURMOIL by Tanner Almon on Flickr.
GUMMY BEAR CITY by Tanner Almon on Flickr.

Godspeed, Scott Carpenter

SPACE! The Gallery Show

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My friend Dylan made these totally rad Valentines for The Bygone Bureau!

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thanks, aldo. <3

Lost Highway

Lost Highway

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my name is alana. i like sharing space art & connecting with others. LDL chronicles my exploration of the cosmos one daydream at a time.

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