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"I don’t get out of bed every morning thinking, “Will I find extraterrestrial intelligence today?” But I do think every day, “How can I improve the search?”"

Astronomer Jill Tarter, who inspired Jodie Foster’s character in the film based on Carl Sagan’s Contact, on the search for extraterrestrial life and the importance of playing the long game – so much wisdom that applies to just about every aspect of life.

(via explore-blog)


god my guy is so fucking hot and sweet but goddamn is he thick

"Many people object to “wasting money in space” yet have no idea how much is actually spent on space exploration. The CSA’s budget, for instance, is less than the amount Canadians spend on Halloween candy every year, and most of it goes toward things like developing telecommunications satellites and radar systems to provide data for weather and air quality forecasts, environmental monitoring and climate change studies. Similarly, NASA’s budget is not spent in space but right here on Earth, where it’s invested in American businesses and universities, and where it also pays dividends, creating new jobs, new technologies and even whole new industries."

Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (via we-are-star-stuff)

Permission to speak freely sir?

spicyshimmy:

jim kirk is the kind of person who is held prisoner in a room with a heavy ass typewriter

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a sharp, knife-like letter opener

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a heavy metal whatever this thing is

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a big ol’ trash can which would be excellent for smashy smash

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and instead of using any of these things he’s like, my weapon of choice?

is a fucking blanket

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creativity, thy middle name is tiberius

boys fucking suck.

Where’s all the frickin trek on my dash get it together guys

ITS MY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK

I have had no frickin time to skate or work out jesus

gettin shit done aw yeah

building my fall wardrobe 

picked out a gym

picked out a psych

i have a promotion interview tomorrow after my shift 

i have like a million social events to do i think i actually need to start using a planner

i can actually curl my hair exactly how i want now

thorlokid:

Chris Pine Behind the Scenes of Star Trek

titaniumbovine:

spones-in-my-bones:

DANG IT, ALEXA! XD

(feel free to add more!)

Dr. McCoy explains that a crew member got married. “He’s wed, Jim.”

Dr. McCoy clarifies that another doctor isn’t a psychiatrist. “He’s med, Jim.”

Dr. McCoy tries to help a crew member get the captain’s attention. “He said, ‘Jim’.”

Dr. McCoy tries to help an injured red shirt. “He’s bled, Jim.”

Dr. McCoy listens to someone beg. “He’s plead, Jim.”

An alien turns a red shirt into a vehicle tire. “He’s tread, Jim.”

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