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Hey guys, I know a lot of my followers know who this is but with all the hype surrounding The Orbiting Human Circus (of the air) I thought I would make a bit of an appreciation post

This is Julian Koster, though many of you might recognize him as Julian The Janitor, he is the genius behind The Music Tapes and The Orbiting Human Circus. Many indie-rock fans may recognize him as a multi-instrumentalist for various Elephant 6 related bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Chocolate USA, and as I mentioned earlier The Music Tapes. He is not only an incredible musician but a genius storyteller. He wrote an amazing story album with The Music Tapes called “2nd Imaginary Symphony for Cloudmaking” (which didn’t get the attention it deserved) and he has toured across the country in a giant circus tent called The Traveling Imaginary and now with the help of the people at Night Vale Presents his genius is being spread to a wider audience. I know many of you are in love with the amazing things that the Night Vale crew has put out (I am in that same boat) but I wanted to take a moment to appreciate how awesome this man is.

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  • Gaston: 6'6, jacked, high test, every last inch covered in hair, pure Franco Aryan genetics, hunter, has a harem, bearmode and fucking rock hard, eats 5 dozen eggs every morning, is roughly the size of a barge

Megastructures 6 Skyhook

A skyhook is a tether attached to a heavy orbiting space station that would help reduce the cost of placing payloads into space. The cable attached to the station would extend towards the surface of the planet. Payloads would be brought to the end of the hook by a suborbital launch vehicle, attached to the cable as it passes, and then are flung into orbit by the rotation of the cable / station around its centre of mass. The station would then be reboosted to its original altitude by propulsion, or by deorbiting another object equal in mass to the payload. A skyhook is different from a space elevator in that the cable would be much shorter, would not come in contact with the surface of the planet, and the cable / station would be rotating like a pinwheel around its center axis.

History of what were considered to be Planets
  • Before the 16th Century: Earth at the center, 7 planets orbiting it: The Moon, The Sun, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
  • 16th Century - 1781: Sun at the center, 6 planets orbiting it: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
  • 1781 - 1801: Discovery of Uranus. 7 planets orbiting the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
  • 1801 - 1845: Discovery of the Asteroids, which were at first considered planets. 11 planets orbiting the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus
  • 1846 - 1930: Discovery of Neptune and reclassification of Asteroids in the Asteroid Belt. 8 planets orbiting the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  • 1930 - 2006: Discovery of Pluto. 9 planets orbiting the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
  • 2006 - 2016: Reclassification of Pluto as Dwarf Planet. 8 planets orbiting the sun.
  • 2016: Possible discovery of a new planet 20 times more distant than Neptune. 9 planets orbiting the sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Planet 9.

Neon Saturn : If seen in the right light, Saturn glows like a neon sign. Although Saturn has comparatively little of the element neon, a composite image false-colored in three bands of infrared light highlights features of the giant ringed planet like a glowing sign. At the most blue band of the infrared light featured, false-colored blue in the above image, Saturn itself appears dark but Saturn’s thin rings brightly reflect light from our Sun. Conversely, Saturn’s B ring is so thick that little reflected light makes it through, creating a dark band between Saturn’s A and C rings. At the most red band of the infrared, false-colored red above, Saturn emits a surprisingly detailed thermal glow, indicating planet-wide bands, huge hurricane-like storms, and a strange hexagon-shaped cloud system around the North Pole. In the middle infrared band, false-colored green, the sunlit side of Saturn’s atmosphere reflects brightly. The above image was obtained in 2007 by the robotic Cassini spacecraft orbiting about 1.6 million kilometers out from Saturn. via NASA


Space Shuttle Atlantis takes flight on its STS-27 mission on December 2, 1988, 9:30 a.m. EST, utilizing 375,000 pounds thrust produced by its three main engines. The STS-27 was the third classified mission dedicated to the Department of Defense (DoD). After completion of mission, Orbiter Atlantis landed December 6, 1988, 3:36 p.m. PST at Edwards Air Force Base, California. 

SpaceX CRS-8 shortly before being grappled by the space station’s robotic arm, April 10, 2016. One of the solar panels for Orbital ATK’s OA-6 Cygnus spacecraft can be seen to the left. This is the first time both U.S. commercial cargo suppliers are at the space station at the same time.

On the Earth below, the coast of the United Arab Emirates - distinctive for its series of massive artificial islands - can be seen.

NASA Celebrates 50 Years of Spacewalking

Feb. 7, 1984 photograph taken by his fellow crewmembers aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-41B mission, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II approaches his maximum distance from the vehicle. McCandless became the first astronaut to maneuver about in space untethered, during this first “field” tryout of a nitrogen-propelled, hand-controlled backpack device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).

For 50 years, NASA has been “suiting up” for spacewalking. The first American to conduct a spacewalk, astronaut Edward H. White II, floated into the vastness of space on the Gemini IV mission on June 3, 1965. For more than 20 minutes, White maneuvered himself around the Gemini spacecraft as it traveled from over Hawaii to the Gulf of Mexico–making his orbital stroll 6,500 miles long. At the end of the 20-minute spacewalk, White was exuberant. “This is the greatest experience,” he said. “It’s just tremendous.”

Since this historic first, NASA astronauts have performed spacewalks, or extravehicular activity (EVA) in NASA-speak, on the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. Astronauts have explored the lunar surface, completed 82 spacewalks outside of the space shuttle, and 187 spacewalks, to date, outside the International Space Station. A total of 166 hours of spacewalks were carried out to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Today, NASA is developing new advanced spacesuits for use by astronauts as they travel to new deep-space locations on the journey to Mars. The next-generation suit will incorporate a number of technology advances to shorten preparation time, improve safety and boost astronaut capabilities during spacewalks and surface activities.

Image Gallery: 50 Years of Spacewalking

Image Credit: NASA

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* the first / top listed is the title track!

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