practice flights

  • director: don't you think you should be wearing something more practical for flight?
  • harry: *wipes mud off of gucci boots, readjusts collar on gucci jacket* i don't know what you mean
Some “back then” Headcanons nobody really needs.

1) When Hunk just got into Garrison he was really shy and had a hard time socializing since most people were intimidated by his appearence.

-  One day he was at the cafeteria and some guy named Lance sat in front of him and said “Hey, can I pretend to be talking to you, that Foreman guy was being a dick so I stole his pudding. If anyone asks, I’ve been sitting here the whole time, ok?” so they shared the pudding and ended up talking for real for like an hour. 


 2)  During her early days at Garrison, Pidge used to get bullied for being short (and also for being kind of a little shit).

-  One day some boys cornered her at the corridor and started calling her names, but Lance showed up and told them to “leave his teammate alone”. The boys were all like “Yeah? You and who else?”, but when Hunk appeared from behind Lance with a super menacing look, they almost shit their pants and ran for it. Lance and Hunk started laughing their asses off and Lance was like “Nice acting, bro”. That was the first time Pidge actually smiled in front of them and thought: “Maybe spending time with these idiots once in a while won’t hurt”

- Also, Hunk started showing up at her dorm with homemade cookies, so it became really hard to refuse. They were peanut butter, how the hell did he know.


3) The first time Lance saw Keith was in a common flight practice, and he actually thought he was cool and a great pilot. 

- He approached him after practice and said “Hey, I’m Lance. That rolling maneuver you did back there was awesome. You think you can teach it to me some time?” But Keith blatantly ignored him and walked out of the room. Lance was so ofended he inmediately came to hate him. He set as a personal goal to become better than him and teach his rude ass a lesson. 

Common farewells by flight
  • Wind: Make many stories.
  • Plague: Stay strong,
  • Shadow: Psych!
  • Nature: Grow well.
  • Earth: Remember me.
  • Light: Do not stray.
  • Lightning: See you after work.
  • Fire: Keep the fire burning.
  • Water: May your future be clear.
  • Ice: We will be together again.
  • Arcane: Don't get lost out there.

Actor, James Woods, once sat on a “practice flight” for the 9/11 attacks, one month before it happened. He immediately contacted the FBI when his LA bound flight landed, after he witnessed four men matching the terrorists’ descriptions hovering close to pilots cabin and acting suspiciously. Nobody believed him.

Recolored wolves to match the wolf pelts

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Poe Dating A Bookworm

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Requested by anon.

Summary: Poe’s girlfriend is never caught with a book in her hand, though they are an unlikely couple, a pilot and a medic, you work together perfectly.

Word Count: 567

Warnings: None

This prompt is similar to my Poe x OC fic, Something To Believe In. It’s a slow- burn fic about a Dr. in the Resistance who is assigned to work with Black Squadron.  If you care to check it out, it’s on Fanfiction and A03

Still accepting requests! Please submit them to me, I love doing them! 


You sat with your back against the tree, thankful for this little spot where you could be invisible to the world, just yourself. As a medic for The Resistance, you found yourself unable to find time to be alone, always busy, and you were thankful for opportunities like this.

Opening up the book in your lap, you sighed softly. The Resistance didn’t have an extensive library, but the books that they did have would do. You’d become less and less picky with finding the perfect book, now you just chose whatever sounded best in the moment.

After at least an hour, a rustling through the trees caused you to snap your head from the current reading you were engrossed in. You relaxed slightly when you saw it was Poe, dressed in a loose white shirt and khaki pants, clearly having just came off his flight practice, his curly hair matted down and sticking up in places from his helmet. You could help but smirk at his slightly unkempt appearance.

“Y/N,” he greeted, beaming at you. “I thought I’d find you here.”

You and Poe had been together for a year almost, though you’d been friends for what felt like ages before that. Even though you’d always thought him to be quite the Casanova, flirtatious and suave, he wasn’t. On the outside, he was a bit cocky and confident, but he was also kind and honest, and had never been anything but loyal and trustworthy to you.

It had taken him so long to even know you loved him, just because you were so quiet, he’d never expected it, even though, Poe had confessed he’d fallen for you long ago as well.

“Hey, you,” You watched him flop down on his stomach in front of you, and he propped his head in his hands. Unable to help yourself, you reached out and ran your fingers through his soft, dark hair.

“Whatcha reading?” He asked, taking it upon himself to lift the book from your lap and look at the over.

“Just something I found in the library.”

“Haven’t you read through the whole thing by now?” He asked.

“Nearly,” You chuckled, and he shifted his position so he was sitting next to you, resting his head against the back of the tree and pulling you towards him. Your head fell against his shoulder.

You weren’t used to having time like this with him, so you savored every moment. Between both your busy schedules, your time together was spent in secret, him slipping into your quarters late at night or vice versa. Hugs and kisses and goodbyes, never quite sure if you’d see him come back safely from his missions. Fleeting moments that you treasured. You worried about him, but it was only natural.

“Maybe I’ll get you something more interesting to read,” Poe suggested. “I know you’re birthday is coming up soon.”

Poe adored the way you never left your quarters without a book in your hand. You lived in your own little world, and he was happy that you’d let him become a part of it. It distracted him from his someone traumatic day-to-day life.

“I think I would like that,” You smirked as he pulled you in for a soft kiss.

“I love you,” he murmured tenderly against your mouth.

This is the first section of a draft for the Voltron fanfic that is currently dominating my brain. The premise is that soulmates are a thing and can sense with reasonable accuracy the other’s thoughts and feelings. And Shiro and Keith discover they are soulmates at the Garrison.

This was supposed to be a quick little experiment, but I’m already at 6700 words and only a third through the story, at best. We’ll see what happens.

It’s 100% Sheith, no pushing Keith’s age ahead but also probably no M or E rated material. If you don’t care for the ship, don’t read the story.

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It was never a question of fault. Blame had been removed from the equation in regard to soulmates for millennia in religious writings. The scientific advances in the last few centuries had identified and measured the soul bond’s existence, had upped the odds somewhat on two soulmates finding one another. They had even found a way to break the bond in extreme circumstances, but they had come no closer to predicting which two people would be forever linked.

But Shiro derived a great deal of fun in pretending to blame Matt during those months at the Garrison and the first part of the Kerberos Mission.

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GOT7 has released an “unlock version” dance practice MV for “Never Ever,” the title track of their 6th mini-album “Flight Log: Arrival.”

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Witchey 101: Hedge Witch

Hedge witches are practitioners of Earth-based spirituality. These are people who practice in spirit flight and travel to the other world. They can are very powerful/good at being healers (especially herbal healers) and midwives. The term hedge signifies the boundary of the village and it represents the boundary of our world and the spirit world. Their main function is being a mediator between spirits and people.

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A Journey of Eight Years

We’re taking time to highlight our progress and accomplishments over the past 8 years. Join our historical journey!

Obama Visit to NASA in 2010 

President Barack Obama visited our Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver remarks on the bold new course the administration is charting for America’s space program. During a speech at the center, President Obama said, “I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth. And a landing on Mars will follow. And I expect to be around to see it.” R  

Commercial Crew

Our Commercial Crew and Cargo Program is investing financial and technical resources to stimulate efforts within the private sector to develop safe, reliable and cost-effective space transportation systems. This program has allowed us to continue to reach low-Earth orbit, even after the retirement of the Space Shuttle Program. In the coming years, we will once again launch U.S. astronauts from American soil to the International Space Station through this commercial partnership.  

Revamping KSC: Vehicle Assembly Building

Our Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center served through the Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs, and is now undergoing renovations to accommodate future launch vehicles…like our Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will carry astronauts to deep space destinations, like Mars. Already, shuttle-era work platforms have been removed from the VAB to make way for our advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle, SLS.  

Revamping KSC: Pad 39B

For the first time since our Apollo-era rockets and space shuttles lifted off on missions from Launch Complex 39 at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida, one of the launch pads is undergoing extensive upgrades to support our 21st century space launch complex. At launch pad B, workers are making upgrades to support our Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and a variety of other commercial launch vehicles. .

Commercial Resupply Program

Our commercial partnerships with companies like SpaceX and Orbital ATK are allowing us to find new ways to resupply the International Space Station. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft is shown being captured using the Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm. Packed with more than 5,100 pounds of cargo and research equipment, the vehicle made Orbital ATK’s fifth commercial resupply flight to the station in October 2016.  

Pluto Flyby

After a seven-year journey, our New Horizons spacecraft arrived at dwarf planet Pluto. It captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of the planet on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the craft’s imaging camera. Pluto’s surface sports a remarkable range of subtle colors, enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Many land forms have their own distinct colors, which tell a complex geological and climatological story.   

Juno at Jupiter

Juno’s 2011 launch brought it into orbit around Jupiter. This composite image depicts Jupiter’s cloud formations as seen through the eyes of Juno’s Microwave Radiometer (MWR) instrument as compared to the top layer, a Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem image of the planet. The MWR can see several hundred miles (kilometers) into Jupiter’s atmosphere with its largest antenna. The belts and bands visible on the surface are also visible in modified form in each layer below.  

Orion EFT-1

As we strived to make deep-space missions a reality, on Dec. 5, 2014, a Delta IV Heavy rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying our Orion spacecraft on an unpiloted flight test to Earth orbit. During the two-orbit, four-and-a-half hour mission, engineers evaluated the systems critical to crew safety, the launch abort system, the heat shield and the parachute system.  

 Building of SLS

Meet the Space Launch System, our latest rocket system and see how it stacks up (no pun intended) to earlier generations of launch vehicles. While we engaged commercial partners to help us reach low-Earth orbit, we also were able to focus on deep-space exploration. This resulted in the creation of SLS, the world’s most powerful rocket and the one that will carry humans to deep-space destinations, like Mars.  

Small Satellite Technology

Our latest generation of small satellite technology represents a new way of advancing scientific research and reducing costs. These small sats are part of a technology demonstration that were deployed from the International Space Station in December 2016.   

Technology Development Organization

In 2013, we created a standalone technology development organization at NASA. Why? This new organization was an outgrowth of President Obama’s recognition of the critical role that space technology and innovation will play in enabling both future space missions and bettering life on Earth. The President’s most recent budget request included $4 million per year for our Centennial Challenges prizes. This program seeks innovations from diverse and non-traditional sources and competitors are not supported by government funding. Awards are only made to successful teams when the challenges are met. Throughout this administration (2009 – 2016), more than $6.5 million has been awarded to winners. 

Spinoffs

Did you know that many technologies originally designed for space exploration are now being used by the general public? Yes, there’s space in your life! We have a long history of transferring technology to the private sector, things we like to call NASA Spinoffs. From enriched baby formula, to digital camera sensors…you may be surprised where this technology came from. 

 Space Station Extended to 2024

In 2014, the Obama Administration announced that the United States would support the extension of the International Space Station to at least 2024. This gave the station a decade to continue its already fruitful microgravity research mission. This offered scientists and engineers the time they need to ensure the future of exploration, scientific discoveries and economic development.  

Year in Space Mission

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko spent a year in space to help us understand the impacts of long-duration spaceflight on the human body. The studies performed throughout their stay will yield beneficial knowledge on the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges faced by astronauts that will one day travel to Mars. Scott Kelly was a particularly interesting candidate for the job, as he has a twin brother. While Scott spent a year on the International Space Station, his brother Mark spent the year on Earth. Comparing test results from both subjects will provide an even deeper understanding of the human body and how it reacts to the space environment.  

EPIC Earth Images

From one MILLION miles away, our EPIC camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth in 2015. Because of this spacecraft, you can now see a daily series of images of our home planet! These images are available 12 to 36 hours after they are acquired. 

James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope represents a giant leap forward in our quest to understand the universe and our origins.  The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST is designed to examine every phase of cosmic history: from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang to the formation of galaxies, stars, and planets to the evolution of our own solar system. More: 

Green Aviation

Our commitment to advancing aeronautics has led to developments in today’s aviation that have made air travel safer than ever. In fact, every U.S. aircraft flying today and every U.S. air traffic control tower uses NASA-developed technology in some way. Streamlined aircraft bodies, quieter jet engines, techniques for preventing icing, drag-reducing winglets, lightweight composite structures, software tools to improve the flow of tens of thousands of aircraft through the sky, and so much more are an everyday part of flying thanks to our research that traces its origins back to the earliest days of aviation. Our green aviation technologies are dramatically reducing the environmental impact of aviation and improving its efficiency while maintaining safety in more crowded skies, and paving the way for revolutionary aircraft shapes and propulsion. 

X-Planes

History is about to repeat itself as the Quiet Supersonic Technology, or QueSST, concept  begins its design phase to become one of the newest generation of X-planes. Over the past seven decades, our nation’s best minds in aviation designed, built and flew a series of experimental airplanes to test the latest fanciful and practical ideas related to flight. Known as X-planes, we are again are preparing to put in the sky an array of new experimental aircraft, each intended to carry on the legacy of demonstrating advanced technologies that will push back the frontiers of aviation.  

Drones

Blazing the trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace, we have been testing and researching uncrewed aircraft. The most recent “out of sight” tests are helping us solve the challenge of drones flying beyond the visual line of sight of their human operators without endangering other aircraft. 

Solar Dynamics Observatory

Our Solar Dynamics Observatory, which launched in 2010, observes the sun in unparalleled detail and is yet another mission designed to understand the space in which we live. In this image, the sun, our system’s only star seems to be sending us a message. A pair of giant filaments on the face of the sun form what appears to be an enormous arrow pointing to the right. If straightened out, each filament would be about as long as the sun’s diameter—1 million miles long. Such filaments are cooler clouds of solar material suspended above the sun’s surface by powerful magnetic forces. Filaments can float for days without much change, though they can also erupt, releasing solar material in a shower that either rains back down or escapes out into space, becoming a moving cloud known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME.  

Curiosity Launch and Landing

There are selfies and there are selfies—from a world more than 33 million miles away. When the Curiosity Rover launched on Nov. 6, 2011, to begin a 10-month journey to the Red Planet, who knew it would be so photogenic. Not only has Curiosity sent back beauty shots of itself, its imagery has increased our knowledge of Mars manyfold. But it’s not just a camera; onboard are an array of scientific instruments designed to analyze the Red Planet’s soil, rocks and chemical composition. 

Astronaut Applications

On Dec. 14, 2015, we announced that astronaut applications were open on USAJOBS. The window for applications closed on Feb. 18 with a record turnout! We received more than 18,300 applications from excited individuals from around the country, all hoping to join the 2017 astronaut class. This surpassed the more than 6,100 received in 2012, and the previous record of 8,000 applicants in 1978.  

OSIRIS-REx

Asteroids are a part of our solar system and in our quest to learn more about their origins, we sent the OSIRIS-Rex, the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, to rendezvous with comet Bennu and return a sample of the comet to scientists here on Earth. Along the way, the mission will be multitasking during its two-year outbound cruise to search for elusive “Trojan” asteroids. Trojans are asteroids that are constant companions to planets in our solar system as they orbit the sun, remaining near a stable point 60 degrees in front of or behind the planet. 

 Habitable Zone Planets

In December 1995, the first exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system) was found. Since then, our Kepler mission has surveyed the Milky Way to verify 2,000+ exoplanets. On July 23, 2015, the Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone. Not only that, but the planet orbits a sun very much like our own. 

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