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lightthiscandle:

Happy Columbus Day! I hope everyone took some time today to appreciate the legacy of Christopher Columbus.

By which of course I mean Christopher Columbus Kraft, the first flight director and the most terrifying man at NASA.

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YOU GUYS I WON SOMETHING.

[Insert Space Here]: Potential Episodes for the 1960s Cocoa Beach Show

lightthiscandle:

Because of the announcement of a potential TV show focusing on a group of journalists in 1960s Cocoa Beach, I thought we should come up with our own episode ideas.

For my examples, I’m going to say that the show stars a photographer working for a popular magazine, a man that we’ll call “Ralph.”

How much does it please me that his spacesuit is a lot like the ones the Mercury astronauts wore? Answer: IMMENSELY.

How much does it please me that his spacesuit is a lot like the ones the Mercury astronauts wore? Answer: IMMENSELY.

(Source: justbeenjustin)

emmastraub:

Every time I think I’m blonde enough, I see a photo of Marilyn Monroe and think, oh, not quite yet. 

emmastraub:

Every time I think I’m blonde enough, I see a photo of Marilyn Monroe and think, oh, not quite yet. 

Ten thousand years from now: search for “fin-de-siecle America,” pull up this image.
for-all-mankind:

thedailywhat:

Space Shuttle Photo of the Day: In case you missed it this weekend, space shuttle Endeavour took a stroll through the streets of Los Angeles.
[nerdcore]

Going out like a boss.

Ten thousand years from now: search for “fin-de-siecle America,” pull up this image.

for-all-mankind:

thedailywhat:

Space Shuttle Photo of the Day: In case you missed it this weekend, space shuttle Endeavour took a stroll through the streets of Los Angeles.

[nerdcore]

Going out like a boss.