The horse in motion, illustration by Eadweard Muybridge. “Sallie Gardner,” owned by Leland Stanford, running at a 1:40 gait over the Palo Alto track, 19 June 1878: 2 frames showing diagram of foot movements.

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Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft and a crew of US astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev aboard, blasts off from a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, early on March 26, 2014. 
afp-photo: VASILY MAXIMOV

Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft and a crew of US astronaut Steven Swanson, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev aboard, blasts off from a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, early on March 26, 2014.

afp-photo: VASILY MAXIMOV

Last night’s rainy Ariane 5 launch marked the 250th flight by Arianespace since 1980.

Last night’s rainy Ariane 5 launch marked the 250th flight by Arianespace since 1980.

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Go, ISON, go!

Go, ISON, go!

Comet ISON vanished in the Sun’s corona during the close approach. gif: me, source of frames: SOHO.

Comet ISON vanished in the Sun’s corona during the close approach. gif: me, source of frames: SOHO.

Indie Sci-Fi Featuring Awesome Yugo Monuments Is Almost Done

The Sankofa movie is almost done, the edit is finished, and the makers are at the last stage, but exceeded the budget (due to computer hardware failure and such), meanwhile the final sound mix and color correction are still underway. They have already registered at major festivals with a rough cut, and they need just a little more time to get the final product.

They have decided to do one final crowd funding campaign–with a goal of $7,000–to help with the mix and color correction, in order to release this amazing independent sci-fi film. So this is your turn: watch the new trailerand support Sankofa if you like it!

This Is How The Soyuz Reentry Rollercoaster Looks From The Inside
European Space Agency posted this amazing–20+ minutes long but worth watching–video about how astronauts return home from the ISS in the Soyuz space capsule, with never before seen inside footage.

This Is How The Soyuz Reentry Rollercoaster Looks From The Inside

European Space Agency posted this amazing–20+ minutes long but worth watching–video about how astronauts return home from the ISS in the Soyuz space capsule, with never before seen inside footage.

The Spectacular Fiery Death of the Albert Einstein Spacecraft
This amazing reentry fireworks was observed from the International Space Station on 2 November at 12:04 GMT. We can see European Space Agency’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, disintegrating and burning up in the atmosphere over an uninhabited area of the Pacific Ocean, in the most spectacular way, after it left the International Space Station a week earlier with 1.6 tonnes of waste.
Source of gif: ESA/NASA

The Spectacular Fiery Death of the Albert Einstein Spacecraft

This amazing reentry fireworks was observed from the International Space Station on 2 November at 12:04 GMT. We can see European Space Agency’s fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle, Albert Einstein, disintegrating and burning up in the atmosphere over an uninhabited area of the Pacific Ocean, in the most spectacular way, after it left the International Space Station a week earlier with 1.6 tonnes of waste.

Source of gif: ESA/NASA

Flying Cockatoo by Eadweard Muybridge. 
Animal locomotion. Plate 762. Volume: Vol. XI. : Wild Animals and Birds.
An electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, 1872-1885 / By Eadweard Muybridge. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, 1887, v. 11; Plate descriptions from: Animal locomotion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements : prospectus and catalogue of plates / by Eadweard Muybridge. Philadelphia : Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company, 1887.
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Flying Cockatoo by Eadweard Muybridge

Animal locomotion. Plate 762. Volume: Vol. XI. : Wild Animals and Birds.

An electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, 1872-1885 / By Eadweard Muybridge. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, 1887, v. 11; Plate descriptions from: Animal locomotion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements : prospectus and catalogue of plates / by Eadweard Muybridge. Philadelphia : Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company, 1887.

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