hurricane*

Sei proprio una bugiarda. La verità è che hai sempre avuto paura di affezionarti alle persone, temi di innamorarti. Guardati, ti mette ansia anche il solo pensiero che la tua felicità possa dipendere da qualcuno. Dimmi, cosa ti spaventa tanto?
—  Hurricane
you took pieces
pieces of me
and now i’m just
a roof with a hole
and i can’t breathe
in the hurricane you left me in
i guess i never thought the roof
would finally cave

i haven’t found my pieces yet
i’m still trying to be my old self again
but i think somewhere along the way
she drowned
—  j.e.b. ((i’m just so tired of feeling so tired))
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It’s hurricane season, and the agencies that protect us from deadly storms don’t have leaders yet

  • It’s officially hurricane season along the Atlantic coast of America — but you wouldn’t necessarily know that from looking at our government.
  • According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017’s hurricane season, which began on June 1 and ends November 30, will most likely yield a higher-than-normal frequency of big storms along the Eastern Seaboard.
  • NOAA forecasters predict a 70% chance of up to 17 named storms and up to four major hurricanes — compared to the seasonal average of 12 named storms and three major hurricanes.
  • But despite the warning from scientists, residents of those areas along the East Coast most susceptible to serious damage from big storms will enter 2017’s hurricane season — the time of year during which Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast — without leadership of FEMA and NOAA, the government agencies instituted to protect them from environmental disasters. Read more (6/6/17)

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Soaring through the skies! This view looks from the window of our F-18 support aircraft during a 2016 Orbital ATK air-launch of its Pegasus rocket. 

The CYGNSS mission, led by the University of Michigan, will use eight micro-satellite observatories to measure wind speeds over Earth’s oceans, increasing the ability of scientists to understand and predict hurricanes. 

CYGNSS launched at 8:37 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 from our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. CYGNSS launched aboard an Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket, deployed from Orbital’s “Stargazer” L-1011 carrier aircraft.

Pegasus is a winged, three-stage solid propellant rocket that can launch a satellite into low Earth orbit. How does it work? Great question!

After takeoff, the aircraft (which looks like a commercial airplane..but with some special quirks) flies to about 39,000 feet over the ocean and releases the rocket. 

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the hamilton challenge

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“I wrote my way out of h e l l. I wrote my way to revolution, I was louder than the crack in the bell. I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell, I wrote about the Constitution and defended it well. And in the face of ignorance and resistance, I wrote financial systems into existence. And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.”

Hurricane, Right Hand Man, Guns and Ships, The World Was Wide Enough, and Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story footage from Hamilton’s America

You can only upload 5 minutes so I had to narrow it down to just a few of the songs we got footage of :P The jump-cuts are like this because we didn’t get consecutive clips :P Here’s my Guns and Ships gifset from this vid :) Also… Anyone else cried in who lives who dies who tells your story?? I was weeping! lol