The science witch trials
On this date in history: April 17, 1970
With the world anxiously watching, Apollo 13, a U.S. lunar spacecraft that suffered a severe malfunction on its journey to the moon, safely returns to Earth.
Scenes from the life of Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934–1968)
Here’s another chemistry comic I drew while attempting to write my Darwin final…
In memory of Pat Collins, who passed away in early April 2014.
Rest in Peace, Pat. :(
Yuri Gagarin’s first words upon returning to earth, to a woman and a girl near where his capsule landed. (12 April 1961) The woman asked: “Can it be that you have come from outer space?” to which Gagarin replied: "As a matter of fact, I have!" (via asonlynasacan)
Reblogging again for today’s historical significance
53 years ago today (April 12), Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into space and change history, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.
So on April 12, Gagarin, who became an international celebrity and hero, is being commemorated for paving the way for future space exploration by the International Day of Human Space Flight (Cosmonautics Day).
I really recommend looking him up. There’s so much to know about him and the history-making flight.
My favourite thing is probably the landing to an unplanned site: A farmer and her daughter observed the strange scene of a figure in a bright orange suit with a large white helmet landing near them by parachute. Gagarin later recalled, “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!”
Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!
I wish more girls would appreciate compliments like this.
We at fuckyeahsciencepickuplines wish more guys, gals, and people who do not fit the gender binary appreciated compliments like this, ‘cause they’re seriously missing out.
Let’s be real, though. If you want more…
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Yes it’s apple pie, and yes, Carl Sagan made it from scratch.
*kicks your door down and runs in your house wearing a red turtleneck* NEW COSMOS TOMORROW
Favourite quotes by person: Carl Sagan