You may have seen this picture before, showing a young person placing a flower in guns aimed at protesters during the Vietnam war.
I was reminded of this photo when I stumbled upon a new product, The Flower Shell, developed by ST, a small creative lab in Scandinavia. It’s a shotgun shell filled with seeds instead of pellets, intended for use with a shotgun, turning the shotgun from a tool designed to inflict injury into a tool used for planting seeds.
On Sunday, Dec. 22, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins tweeted this photo of Saturday’s spacewalk, saying, “Wow… can’t believe that is me yesterday. Wish I could find the words to describe the experience, truly amazing.”
Expedition 38 Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins wrapped up a 5-hour, 28-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station at 12:29 p.m. EST Saturday, completing the first in a series of excursions aimed at replacing a degraded ammonia pump module associated with one of the station’s two external cooling loops that keeps both internal and external equipment cool. A second spacewalk to install a replacement pump module is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7:10 a.m. EST, with NASA TV coverage beginning at 6:15 a.m. EST.
Follow: @AstroIllini (Mike Hopkins)
@AstroRM (Rick Mastracchio)
Talking Punk with Don Letts and John Ingham
Just Last Summer. I didn’t get a mixtape to you last Summer, and instead of ignoring that fact and waiting for Winter to roll around to make the next one, I made this one retrospectively.
Pop, rap, and punk. These are examples of sounds that were around constantly last Summer, offered to you now just as daylight savings time has kicked in for many of us. Let these sounds induce feelings of nostalgia for the very recent past and may you find warmth there.
Here’s the complete history of these mixes, in case you’re catching up: