we’re about to begin a journey through the cosmos

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9:06am
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astrotastic:

“If you don’t like Mars, I don’t like you.”

astrotastic:

“If you don’t like Mars, I don’t like you.”

infinity-imagined:

A photograph of the Saturn and its rings, taken by the Cassini spacecraft from inside the planet’s shadow.  Earth is visible in the upper right as a small dot between rings.  (High Res)

Earth.

Earth.

Merry Christmas to all! Here is an original Christmas carol written and recorded by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield while on the International Space Station. Yes.

bbook:

PREACH.

bbook:

PREACH.

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10:27am
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ISS in front of the moon.
[Photo credit: Thierry Legault]

ISS in front of the moon.

[Photo credit: Thierry Legault]

If any of you mofos actually think the world is ending tomorrow (or TODAY if you’re in the western hemisphere??) then I will personally punch you through the internet.

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1:39pm
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brianshouldnever asked: If global society decided to just let go of its inhibitions and ya know fed all the third world countries, started farming correctly, let go of our obsession with personal gain and realized we have to act as a species... could I see space travel in my life time? If we all snapped out of it... I think we would have incredible advances in space travel and general exploration of things we don't understand and it's exciting to me that me and my generation could witness such things.

Perhaps.

The biggest thing holding back space exploration is lack of funds. That’s also a major player in a lot of world issues: money. Which, the concept of money is ridiculous and sort of stupid in the first place, but that’s beside the point. The level of global thinking necessary to solve the problems you mentioned is very far beyond the way we’re acting now. Once we create a global community and shed the chains of the problems we face now (manipulation, inhibition of liberty, moneygreed, poor diet, lack of eduction, etc.), will space exploration really be the top priority? Should it be?

Space exploration is not the end all be all of human progress. I think that if we “snapped out of it”, so to speak, space exploration would be far less of a big deal than it seems to us now, though I’m sure we’ll still do it to great success.

It’s tough, though. The way that our intelligence and maturity as a species will ascend at that point is sort of beyond. Who knows what we’ll be thinking? Who can predict something as chaotic as the global hivemind? I’m not convinced that there’s a Rivendale-like world of perfection in our future with peace and prosperity ringing true for all of mankind. So it’s tough to speculate on this. I think the most important thing right now is educating people and ending prejudice. From there, the framework of an intellectual, scientific, and emotional revolution will fall into place.