onepoliceplaza:

onepoliceplaza:

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memories:

My body is but a #john glenn temple.

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memories:

If there’s one thing I learned since I signed up on 07/31/2013 7:41:14 PM, it’s that #john young takes up too much of my time.

ryattz: i just want you guys to know i’ve been…

ryattz:

i just want you guys to know i’ve been laughing at this for 700 years

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talesfromweirdland:

Apple computer, phone and tablet prototypes by German designer, Hartmut Esslinger. 1980s.

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capnperaltiago:

none of my friends will get both of these references so here is maybe the funniest tweet i’ve ever seen

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guidanceofficer:

[neil and dave getting gemini 8 to stop spinning]

jim lovell in mission control: oh my god they on x games mode

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stimmyvillain:

brunhiddensmusings:

stimmyvillain:

stimmyvillain:

it amazes me how people still think fiction doesn’t affect reality when about 90% of us ran like naruto without a second thought just because we saw him do it and thought it was cool

this is going to be the only valid reply because that’s the reason I did it

for a more pertinent example- the creators of the original 70s ‘star trek’ created wrist communicators for plot purposes so crew on the ground could still communicate with crew on the spaceship because writing

sometime in the early 80s a lot of actual scientists realized that sounded really cool and actually doable so lets create cellphones

then later people who read ‘hitchhikers guide’ realized we had 80% of what the hitchhikers guide was and made a kindle

Agatha Christie wrote mystery novels so precice she accurately predicted methods of poisoning that had not even happened yet, and her works are still used today to teach people how to diagnose poisonings bot malign and accidental. heck her understanding of toxicology was so on point she proposed antidotes for poisons made from poisons with opposite effects, allowing patients to be stabilized after otherwise fatal doses

lets not forget the OG himself HG Welles who pulled stuff out of his ass like submarines, cross-continent flight, space travel, eccetera and later people realized that his fever dreams were something you could actually do with enough math and engineering

in the late 40s
Frances Glessner Lee

started making dollhouses that contained crime scenes, only partially a
hobby she was creating fantasy mysteries to puzzle people as there was
no specific solution to the crime scenes she created. these dollhouses
are still used to train detectives today and are considered to be the
birth of modern forensics, solving thousands of crimes

hell, someone read the 1911 story ‘
Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle’, which was largely schlock and realized a gun that shoots electricity sounds pretty awesome so made the TAZER, and the E and R still stand for ‘electric rifle’

and thats not counting the uncounted human moments when someone decided to do or not do something based on childhood memories of movies that shaped their personality, decided to do something based on a song that inspired them, got the courage by remembering a well written superhero moment, or some part of their soul that asked what their favorite muppet would think about their actions

nvm this is a valid response just intellectual

art changes lives

edwhiteandblue:

edwhiteandblue:

Jim’s 42nd birthday party courtesy of KSC