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soldier 76 headcanons

Originally posted by condvit

since jack is from indiana here are some headcanons i have about him because i am from indiana, also

  • born in bloomington, jack grew up on a farm in northern indiana with hundreds of acres of corn as his backyard
  • the only son of an only son
  • attended the local county pubic school, where he was a grade A troublemaker but remarkably bright and cheerful
  • usually able to charm his way out of trouble
  • graduating class of 60 kids
  • always knows the price of corn
  • hobby hunter and taxidermist
  • member of FFA and 4-H club
  • at age 17 jack and a few friends got drunk and wound up accidentally torching the abandoned gas station on county road 600 E
  • traveled to indianapolis for the 500 every year
  • age 19: got a tattoo of Valerie Roush, an indycar dirver, on his left bicep
  • age 25: got the tattoo removed
  • before joining the military, the farthest jack had ever been from home was a family vacation to Missouri when he was 14
  • his father wanted jack to take over the family farm; however, he hasn’t so much as visited indiana since he was recruited into the soldier enhancement program 
  • (breaking a 6 generation streak of Morrisons farming that land)
  • jack was secretly relieved because he desperately did not want to take over the farm, he did not want to be bound to the same land and occupation as his father and his grandfather and his great-grandfather
  • jack found himself in overwatch, this was the purpose and meaning he’d been chasing his whole life, and he threw himself into the cause with passion he didn’t know he’d possessed
  • (when his parents died, the property was purchased by some cousins.)
  • although technically buried at arlington national cemetery, there is a small plaque at Oddfellows Cemetery, next to the graves of his parents and the previous six generations of Morrisons.
  • the cousins who bought the farm leave flowers every memorial day for the boy they remember from family reunions, the boy who liked strawberry ice cream and tagging rail cars, and for the man he became
The NASA Village

Today in the NASA Village… Hot or Cold.

Katrina Willoughby is a photo/ television instructor. In this lesson she is demonstrating how to capture footage of infrared images.

Katrina said she has always loved photography. Her fifth grade teacher invited students to come take pictures and work in the dark room after school. Her mother fostered her love of photography by finding projects that were applicable to her girls scout troop and her 4-H club. She remembers beginning with pin-hole cameras and learning basic design elements. By high school she had decided she wanted to have a career involving photography. She ran into the hurdle of a lack of nearby schools with photography intensive majors. She was told to get a business degree with a minor in art, but that didn’t feel right to her. She decided to go to the Rochester Institute of Technology for a science degree in photography. That decisions is what lead her, years later, to the Johnson Space Center.

Images and videos are one of the major products that return from space. Katrina said, “In my job I get to train astronauts to bring back the pictures that the public and scientists will see. Pictures are a vital way to document the activities and scientific studies in space. Astronauts will have their pictures years after their missions.”

This IR (Infrared) camera has a seemingly “bulky” operating system, but that is because you need to operate it with gloved EVA hands.  

It would seem that my hands were much warmer than Katrina’s.

We looked at a cup of cool water to demonstrate how to get as much data as possible.

The video is able to be recorded and played back, and the ground team can analyze it in extreme detail.

The IR camera was designed to be used for EVAs (spacewalks) to monitor exterior temperatures of operating hardware on the exterior of ISS.  It has been used a few times in the interior, as well, in cases where we were looking for temperature trends (for example, which structural heaters were not working).

It can see through plastic bags but not glass.

It was possible to see the reflected heat from my face off the glass!

The quality of the data and the interpretation of what it means is dependent on knowing some information about what is being visualized, for instance iron, copper, or flesh.

It can invert the warmth (yes those are the warmest parts of your face).

It even does rainbow if the data analyst want more definitive color distinctions.


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