buddyblanc:

“Per aspera ad astra or Ad astra per aspera is a Latin phrase which means any of the following: “Through hardships to the stars”, “A rough road leads to the stars” or “To the stars through difficulties”.” (via)

My friend Sandra sometimes sends me little sets of three photos, and leaves it up to me to come up with a story that binds them all together – in this case, some Latin that I stumbled across while reading up on Jack Parsons, the “brilliant young rocket scientist and occultist […]  one of the country’s top chemical engineers, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the inventor of the solid fuel that would take man to the moon.”

Jack once visited me in a dream, in the form of comics great Jack Kirby, and told me some great big important secret that I would only be able to recall when the time is right.

Still waiting, Jack(s).

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obsoletehauswife:

hiddlebutt-cumberbooty:

rosejanenoble:

the-safety-poobah:

kia-kaha-winchesters:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous. 

GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY

These ladies are part robot.

How much more badass could a person possibly be?!

metal as fuck

I didn’t even realize these women had prosthetics until picture 5. Modern prosthetic design is amazing.

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somewhere-over-pluto:

actjustly:

Day 11 of #BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool – Ruby Bridges

I recognize that some of y’all learned about Ruby Bridges in school, so did I. But in school, I didn’t realize how difficult and harsh the conditions were for Ruby Bridges. I wasn’t taught that there were crowds each day threatening her, that her family was ostracized and lost their land and jobs, that she received death threats while in school. Some of the black history we learn in school is downplayed. The fact that Ruby Bridges attended an all-white school is radical and important. I want people to know that. We went over it in history class as if it was nothing and that to me is inexcusable. That is how much of my education about black history in school has gone and I’m not for that. 

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She’s still alive today and did a TEDtalk recently.
And she’s not 6 years old anymore

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