Redditor Michael Hindes found this photo, along with 25 others, in a box of his Grandmother's things. They were taken on January 28, 1986, at the launch of the space shuttle Challenger. Some of the pictures look pretty similar to other shots you'll have seen before, but I wanted to post this one because it really felt different. It captures the plume of smoke from the spacecraft as it broke apart, and trails left by the crazed path of the suddenly orphaned solid rocket boosters. For me, this shot manages to be more of an emotional gut punch than other pictures I've seen of the explosion. There's just something about this that makes me feel the loss and confusion of the disaster in a really visceral way. Amazing stuff.
You can see the full series of photos at IMGUR. Another Redditor also took the photos and turned them into a GIF of the launch.
Apple released this lovely new commercial featuring Carl Sagan reading from his magnificent 1994 book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, now available as an audiobook. This surprising partnership spurred Adweek to interview my friend Ann Druyan, Sagan’s wife, collaborator, and creative director of the Voyager Golden Record, about being […]
The Action Lab took a maglev gyroscope and placed it inside a sealed chamber to see what happens to a levitating gyroscope in a vacuum. A lot of people took issue with the experiment’s setup and explanation, but it’s interesting nonetheless. He responded to those concerns: Hi everyone! I see a lot of comments that […]
Shocking footage, taken from a nearby aircraft, shows a jetliner spraying its appalling chemical payload into our skies. Traffic 12 o'clock pic.twitter.com/g5QjlQ5v8z— Airplane Pictures ✈ (@iLove_Aviation) June 19, 2017
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]
The Bragi Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones are far more than your run of the mill Bluetooth earbuds. While the earpiece design makes these earbuds ideal for exercise and activity, and passive noise cancelling is conducive to a more serene listening experience, these buds go well beyond just playing music.First of all, they can actually […]