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solrac31337:

History repeats itself…



pennyfornasa:

44 years ago today, James Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert made a successful splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, bringing an end to Apollo 13’s perilous journey. Considered a “successful failure” in that the intended objective of landing on the moon never transpired, the crew of Apollo 13 worked with NASA on improvisational procedures to return home after an oxygen tank exploded two days after liftoff.

At a distance of approximately 200,000 miles from Earth, Jack Swigert was advised by Mission Control to stir the cryotanks of the Command Module’s onboard oxygen supply; a seemingly routine procedure. Two minutes later, the crew of Apollo 13 reported a “loud bang,” later determined to be the number-2 oxygen tank exploding. This explosion caused extreme damage to the Command Module’s power and oxygen capabilities, forcing the crew to power down the Command Module, and utilize the LEM — originally intended to land on the lunar surface, as a lifeboat. 

Originally designed to transport Haise and Lovell to the Fra Mauro Highlands, the LEM had to be retrofitted for it to be habitable for three men over four days. Due to a hardware flaw, Mission Control was imposed the task of developing a working procedure to quickly lower the carbon monoxide levels if the crew were to have any chance of survival. In what still stands as one of the finest displays of improvisation in NASA’s history, Lovell, Haise and Swigert were able to “fit a square peg into a round hole” by fabricating a device for the oxygen canisters from the Command Module to be used on the LEM. 

Now being able to breathe, Apollo 13 faced another huge problem; to develop a power-up procedure from scratch after the Command Module was completely powered off. With only a limited allocation of power due to the Command Module shutdown, the flight controllers identified alternative methods for Apollo 13 to begin re-entry.

After a longer-than-usual radio blackout, the crew of Apollo 13 made a safe splashdown southeast of the Samoan Islands on April 17th, 1970. Lasting nearly six days, the entire world stood united as they awaited the fate of Apollo 13, and their journey has been inspirational for generations, resulting in Ron Howard’s exhilarant motion picture released in 1995.

Fun fact: The phrase “Failure Is Not An Option” was not coined by Gene Kranz, as is widely believed. 
http://www.spaceacts.com/notanoption.htm



eatingcroutons:

Halfway through explaining to requiodile how they’d done the arm prop for TWS I realised I was quoting info from the artbook that I hadn’t seen on Tumblr. So here you go!

"What the directors described was an arm almost beyond what Tony Stark could do now, the highest tech possible, so whoever had replaced Winter Soldier’s arm was beyond what even our main technological hero of the Marvel Universe could accomplish," Meinerding says. "That allowed us to go with the horizontal cut lines across the arm, something fairly traditional in the Marvel Universe, so it was kind of cool to be able to do it on-screen."

Shane Mahan, Physical Suit Effects Supervisor at Legacy Effects, describes the process of creating the Winter Soldier’s arm from a life-cast of actor Sebastian Stan: “First, we do an exact mold of the actor’s arm for the size and the dimension, and then we do a casting out of that. But we also took him to get a 3-D scan of his arm, so we had digital information as well as a hard, real-world casting to work from. We took the designs from Ryan Meinerding’s design team, and then one of our digital artists here — Won-il Song — created a digital sculpture.”

"I designed this to be a seamless forearm piece," Mahan continues. "And after the digital sculpture has been done, and the part has been grown and cleaned up, it matches up to a bicep piece. One of our artists, Chris Swift, is pictured testing it."

Legacy created two versions of the Winter Soldier’s arm. “We made one from foam rubber with tracking markers on it for extreme action,” Mahan says. “And then there were these arms made of urethane that were metalized and had less action mobility, but for certain shots looked reflective and really great.”

More scans etc. here.


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policecodeforzombieontheloose:

buzzfeedgeeky:

Gospels from the mouth of DanRad

"fuck that, I’m Harry Potter"


Via the void, she speaks; to me, she sings


adriofthedead:

kingcheddarxvii:

Seriously tho who was in charge of Samus’s character model her anatomy is ridiculous

Sexism Is Over


Via the void, she speaks; to me, she sings








slavocracy:

A Song of Ice and Fire women & Pre-Raphaelite Art (+ associated artists): 

Joan of Arc (1865), John Everett Millais
- Night (1880-85), Edward Robert Hughes
Ophelia (1894), John William Waterhouse
Vanity (1907), Frank Cadogan Cowper
Mary Magdalene (1858-60), Frederick Sandys
The Soul of the Rose (1908), John William Waterhouse
Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses (1891), John William Waterhouse
- Priestess of Delphi (1891), John Collier
The Beloved (1865), Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Valykrie’s Vigil (1906), Edward Robert Hughes


Via the void, she speaks; to me, she sings




yes-i-am-lucifer:

pmon3y69:

drdawg:

my friend Pete literally makes me cry with his snap stories

this is me, i am pete, love me 

we love you pete


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threeofeight:

The Prime Directive. The non-interference with lesser developed canon and primitive otps. 

Sometimes breaking the prime directive is necessary in such events of rescues and stupid ass decisions.


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submariet:

lntruding:

 soviet russian grandma cats complaining about their grandchildren and swapping recipes

THEY HAVE EAR HOLES let me die

(Source: lunahudson)



skylanth:

There was a little loose wire on it that every time it lit up, was just sending an electric current into my body, so if I seem shocked in the movie, that’s why.

probably my favorite movie-making story.

(Source: geiszlerian)


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