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dating Sebastian Stan would include

(( also friendly reminder: my requests are open! i write pretty much anything marvel ++ some dc ))

- Eating takeout nearly every night

- Watching random documentaries

- Being space/NASA nerds

- Going to galleries and museums and exhibitions

- Him trying to impress you while working out (and when he’s not working out)

- “Seb stop flexing we’re in a museum.”

- You learning Romanian/if you’re multilingual he’ll learn your language

- Dirty !! talk !!

- Him doing push ups on top of you and giving your little kisses everytime adfhdusj

- Speaking Romanian when he’s angry

- Taking photos of each other ALL. THE. TIME.

- Posting them on Instagram with cheesy captions that everyone finds sickeningly cute

- Dinner with the Marvel squad

- Being each-others no.1 supporters

- “Hey Seb, Mission Report, December 16th, 1991.”
“Why am I dating you.”

- Messy hair twins

- Going to conventions

- (If you’re a brunette) You getting shorter hair and him making jokes that you look like Bucky

- Emergency dance parties

- “Forget Tony’s parents, I wish I was dead.”

- “Seb, no.” “Seb, YES.”

- Giving each other constant reassurance

- Him being handsy

- Netflix and chill (let’s be real)

- ^ But also watching every show on the damn site

- Being actual couple goals

- Lingering kisses

- Gentle but rough

- Back rubs (giving and receiving.)

- Being in a group chat with Seb, Anthony, Chris, Lizzie, Scarlet and RDJ (and so on)

- Being completely and utterly devoted to each other

- Stealing his shirts

- Finally understanding what people mean when they say their significant other is their best friend

America: NASA is my actual lover.

Russia:… NASA is a privately owned company.

America: And I’m a talking land mass. What’s your point? 


vegas lights // panic! at the disco

I think people forget how big space actually is.

Like, those exoplanets in the Trappist-1 system that have been discovered are ~39 light years away, right? Doesn’t sound that far away? Well, if you were to travel in NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft at over 32,000mph, it would still take you…800,000 years to get there!

Unpack your suitcases, folks. You’re not going anywhere anytime soon.

Happy birthday to Carl Sagan! The American astronomer, astrophysicist, and author (among other things) helped explain space to the general public through hundreds of articles, dozens of books, and his popular public television series “Cosmos"—watched by more than 500 million people in 60 countries. He also researched extraterrestrial life and assembled the first physical message sent into space. Sagan helped solve mysteries of the universe, including the greenhouse effect on Venus that explains that planet’s high temperatures. In 1980 he wrote, "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”
Photo: NASA/Cosmos Studies

Another 100 Random RP Starters

- does include some swearing; feel free to edit when sending in an ask to fit character’s speech

  • “No. No, no, no. Don’t you dare try to pin the blame on me.”
  • “Did you even bother to think about the consequences?”
  • “Listen here you useless paperclip!”
  • “Meerkats are murderous little bastards.”
  • “For the record, I hate everything.”
  • “Do you even remember me?”
  • “Did you know the guy who wrote Sherlock Holmes may have killed a man?”
  • “I’m going to join NASA and fling myself into the sun.”
  • “I hope you know what you’re getting into.”
  • “Please don’t. Just… don’t.”

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everytime i see someone dramatically go on about NASA’s proposed budget cuts (which, don’t get me wrong, are bad) I want to scream because their budget is getting a 1% cut meanwhile the proposed national budget will reduce the NIH’s funding by 18% 

typical space bias

A vision can never be too audacious or lofty.  The two Voyager spacecraft provided so much scientific insight for our solar system.  A vision can be simple, or can be lofty and daring.  If the Voyager engineering team wanted to just send up a satellite, it was feasible with the current technology.  But a true vision will not only have an objective, but can also ask “what else?” The finish line does not necessarily mean the end.  Always ask what else you can do.  What else can be accomplished.  Go beyond.

Successful Spacewalk Thanks to the NASA Village!

Jack Fischer and I returning to the airlock after the successful removal and replacement of one of the key external computers which had failed.  What an amazing effort was required by the ground team to come up with a solution, and complete the spacewalk in less than 3 days after the failure! 

I think NASA’s problem-solving approach is an exceptional one.  No one on our team ever says the problem is insolvable, instead we attack the problem with all our resources and come up with a solution or a work around.  I think NASA’s motto should be “Making Hard Things Look Easy”, because so few people will ever know the effort required to make huge problems “disappear.”

“When everybody wants you, Lou—” Harry shook his head in disbelief, not wanting to finish his thought. I get jealous. “Everybody wants you.” 

Harry had flipped through the mail, a mixture of bills and junk. He was underwhelmed until he reached the thick, cream-colored, fancy envelope at the bottom of the small stack. It was addressed to Louis and the return address was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA had sent Louis something in the mail, a letter or whatever.

Harry stared at the envelope, his body stuck to the couch for ten minutes until Louis walked into their apartment and found Harry just like that.

“NASA sent you mail.”


Harry nodded. He tried to swallow the lump in his throat, but he couldn’t.

“Did you,” Harry tried, brows furrowing as he fumbled his words. “Um. Did you apply at NASA? Have you been talking to NASA?” Because if he had been, he didn’t tell Harry, and he told Harry everywhere he had applied to.

“No. Not at all.” Louis sat next to Harry on the couch, probably just as stunned as his best friend. Harry wordlessly handed over the envelope with no more words.

Louis got an amazing job offer from NASA. They wanted Louis, they wanted to train him. Louis didn’t even have to go talk to NASA about it, he didn’t beg or plead for the position—they came to him. NASA wanted Louis to move to Florida, so Louis moved to Florida.

Harry finished college with a degree in aerospace engineering. He sat around his mom’s house everyday waiting for his own thick, cream-colored, fancy envelope, but it never came. NASA didn’t want Harry. They didn’t want him the way they wanted Louis.

The World Still Turns 

coming september 4th