spaceandstuffidk:

This is one of my favourite photos so I’m reposting it

spaceandstuffidk:

This is one of my favourite photos so I’m reposting it


wow thank you to all my new followers, you’re all super kind ;o;

i haven’t been active here much but i came over here for all the sad anniversaries.

fact: i blog about 107 constantly all year ‘round and not just on feb 1

anyway thanks again you’re all lovely!


womeninspace:

In remembrance of the fallen astronauts of the Columbia disaster (1 Feb. 2003):

  • Laurel Clark
  • Kalpana Chawla
  • Rick Husband
  • Michael Anderson
  • David Brown
  • William McCool
  • Ilan Ramon

Image source: NASA


It is often stated that we must weight the potential benefits and risks before doing something that may be perceived as risky. Of course we must, but it is mathematically impossible to solve one equation with two unknowns, and generally the potential benefits and risks are both unknowns. In the end, it comes down to common sense, which varies among individuals and in any case is far from foolproof.

Let it be no other way, and let us praise the curious as we mourn the dead.

Don Swanson (via kaiyves)

rickhusband:

man I just love everything about this picture. Look at Rick just grinning like a proud papa as he listens to Ilan speak. You can read so many stories and hear folks talk about how this crew truly felt like and treated each other like a family, and it’s so evident even in these photographs. That look on Rick’s face says volumes - he just loves these guys so much and believes in them with his whole heart and is so excited to be able to share this journey with them.
ugh now I’m feeling emotionalllllll ;_______;

rickhusband:

man I just love everything about this picture. Look at Rick just grinning like a proud papa as he listens to Ilan speak. You can read so many stories and hear folks talk about how this crew truly felt like and treated each other like a family, and it’s so evident even in these photographs. That look on Rick’s face says volumes - he just loves these guys so much and believes in them with his whole heart and is so excited to be able to share this journey with them.

ugh now I’m feeling emotionalllllll ;_______;


fallenfavastros:

Never Forget..


rickhusband:

found this when I was looking for general videos of the 107 crew during the mission…. and I was absolutely not ready for the emotional impact of it. I cried all the way through.



tell me, did you sail across the sun, did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded, and that heaven is overrated? ♦

tell me, did you sail across the sun, did you make it to the Milky Way to see the lights all faded, and that heaven is overrated? 


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heartofmen:

In memory of the crew of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia. February 1, 2003. (at louis bronaugh park)

heartofmen:

In memory of the crew of the United States Space Shuttle Columbia. February 1, 2003. (at louis bronaugh park)


amarilloglobe:

Time warps are not solely a phenomenon of science-fiction.
Former NASA astronaut Paul Lockhart, an Amarillo native, clearly remembers switching television news coverage of the disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia on Feb. 1, 2003, to Saturday morning cartoons to shield his young children from the disaster.
“That’s when the phone calls started coming in,” Lockhart said, describing the careening pace as the space agency tried to organize itself to handle the tragedy.
Read more here.

amarilloglobe:

Time warps are not solely a phenomenon of science-fiction.

Former NASA astronaut Paul Lockhart, an Amarillo native, clearly remembers switching television news coverage of the disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia on Feb. 1, 2003, to Saturday morning cartoons to shield his young children from the disaster.

“That’s when the phone calls started coming in,” Lockhart said, describing the careening pace as the space agency tried to organize itself to handle the tragedy.

Read more here.


pennyfournasa:

On the 10 year anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia disaster let’s honour the sacrifice of the crew who sought only to further our understanding of the Universe we live in.. Let us not shy away from space exploration for fear of its risks, for the possibilities it presents us are far greater.

pennyfournasa:

On the 10 year anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia disaster let’s honour the sacrifice of the crew who sought only to further our understanding of the Universe we live in.. Let us not shy away from space exploration for fear of its risks, for the possibilities it presents us are far greater.


zachbot3000:

Ten years ago, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. All seven crew members onboard STS-107 died as their orbiter fell apart, piece by piece. While NASA suspected some damage may have occurred during their liftoff, they determined that there was nothing they could’ve done to prevent any of this from happening. This is a song for today.

Boys and girls in cars 
Dogs and birds on lawns 
From here I can touch the sun 
Yeah yeah 

Put your jackets on 
I feel we’re being born 
The Tropic of Capricorn is below 
Yeah yeah yeah yeah 

We stall above the pole 
Still your face is young 
As we feel our weight return 
Yeah yeah 

A trail of shooting stars 
The horses call of storm 
Because the air contains the charge 
Yeah yeah yeah yeah 

The radio is on 
And Houston knows the score 
Can you feel it? 
We’re almost home 
Yeah yeah yeah yeah 

The crew compartment’s breaking up 
The crew compartment’s breaking up 
The crew compartment’s breaking up 
The crew compartment’s breaking up 
The crew compartment’s breaking up 
The crew compartment’s breaking up 
The crew compartment’s breaking up
This is all I wanted to bring home to you


astoldbyjoey:

1 February 2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry, kill all those on board
I remember watching that happen….the absolute horror to imagine what happen to those astronauts. 

astoldbyjoey:

1 February 2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry, kill all those on board

I remember watching that happen….the absolute horror to imagine what happen to those astronauts. 


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