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Antares Rocket Launch (NHQ201610170110) by NASA HQ PHOTO
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The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK’s sixth contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station is delivering over 5,100 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

There's someone in the house

will-you-sleep-tonight submitted: 

  A bit of background before I start: I live in California, and I used to live in this pretty old house in Mission Hills up until I turned 13. We had to move suddenly because my uncle, who owned the property, was going to sell it. It was only after we moved that my family that lived there with me(it was a pretty big house) started revealing weird experiences that they had had there. Even though all the experiences were different, they all related back to the same thing: A tall dark figure that they would see either inside of the house, or outside in the backyard.

It’s been years, I’m currently 17. But last year, me and my mom were driving around that area, and I asked her if she wanted to see our old house, just drive by there. So we went and parked in front and y'know, started having a bit of nostalgia. Our old next door neighbor saw us, and we were surprised that they still lived there, so we started talking to them. The girl I was friends with told me she was babysitting for a pair of twin boys that lived in the house now, about 5 and 6 yr olds. 

Out of curiosity, I asked her if she had ever seen anything strange there. She said no, then thought about it and told me the only weird thing that had ever happened was one night the boys were convinced there was someone in the backyard. When they were put to bed, they told her that they saw a man looking in at them from the window. I literally got chills for one of two reasons; 1. The way it was described, it was exactly what my family had seen and 2. I knew exactly what room she was talking about, because my aunt had experienced the same thing for years before she moved out. 

She continued in telling me that this freaked her out, so she looked outside(from the windows) and saw nothing. When she came back into their room, they were laughing hysterically saying “You didn’t catch him, the shadow man’s in the house now!” She was terrified thinking it was a break in, so she locked herself in the room with them and called the police. The police found no trace of a man in there, and nothing was stolen. She asked me, jokingly, if I was curious about ghosts, and I told her very seriously that she needed to talk to their parents and get those boys out of that room. My aunt would wake up with huge bruises, as if she were getting beat at night, because of that room. It wasn’t the mattress or any sleeping habits, because ever since, she has not gotten a single bruise.

Last time we checked, the house was put up for sale again.

Fuck Yeah Nightmares Mod Fey: 8/10 for scares and thank you for sharing!

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Boeing X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV)

The Boeing X-37, also known as the X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is an American reusable unmanned spacecraft. It is boosted into space by a rocket, then re-enters Earth’s atmosphere and lands as a spaceplane. The X-37 is operated by the United States Air Force for orbital spaceflight missions intended to demonstrate reusable space technologies.[3] It is a 120%-scaled derivative of the earlier Boeing X-40.[4] As of 2013 it holds the world record for being the smallest robotic, unmanned spaceplane.[5]

The X-37 began as a NASA project in 1999, before being transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense in 2004. It conducted its first flight as a drop test on 7 April 2006, at Edwards Air Force BaseCalifornia. The spaceplane’s first orbital mission, USA-212, was launched on 22 April 2010 using an Atlas V rocket. Its successful return to Earth on 3 December 2010 was the first test of the vehicle's heat shield and hypersonicaerodynamic handling. A second X-37 was launched on 5 March 2011, with the mission designation USA-226; it returned to Earth on 16 June 2012.[1] A third X-37 mission, USA-240, launched successfully on 11 December 2012.[6]

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