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Walking the Line in the Vehicle Assembly Building | NASA Kennedy 
"Walking through the cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Once used to assemble the massive Saturn V launch vehicles, it is now being refitted for the Space Launch System (SLS). It still remains one of the largest buildings in the world by volume."

Credit: Bill Dickinson
Date: April 12, 2015

+NASA's Kennedy Space Center 
+NASA Orion 

#NASA #Space #Orion #Rocket #Spacecraft #SLS #Mars
#DeepSpace #SpaceLaunchSystem #Launch #Kennedy #Vehicle #Assembly #Building #VAB #Florida #USA #UnitedStates
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Nepal & The Himalayas | International Space Station
Violent thrusting of the plates that push the Himalayas ever upward produced a magnitude 7.8 Earthquake 48 miles (77 km) northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25, 2015. This densely populated region of more than 2 million people last experienced this kind of destructive force in 1934, when the population was just 200,000.

Credit: NASA
Date: April 20, 2015
Acknowledgement: +Fragile Oasis 

+Ron Garan 
+NASA Johnson Space Center   

#NASA #Space #ISS #Earth #Nepal #नेपाल   #Himalayas #Spacecraft #Technology #Astronaut #Photography #Art #Science #International #OverviewEffect #OrbitalPerspective 
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The Incredible Time Machine | Hubble 25th Anniversary Series
April 24, 2015: With about a million observations under its belt during its 25 years of service, some of the Hubble Space Telescope's most memorable images have been of the vastness of space and the early days of the universe. These "deep-field" images actually improved over the years because shuttle astronauts were able to upgrade the observatory. This episode, entitled "The Incredible Time Machine" shows us how Hubble has been able to give us a glimpse of a cosmos in its formative years.

Credit: Space Telescope Science Institute

+Hubble Space Telescope 
+European Space Agency, ESA 
+NASA Goddard 
+Space Telescope Science Institute 

#NASA #Space #Hubble #Astronomy #Science #Planets #Galaxies
#Nebulae #Star #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #STScI #ESA
#STEM #Education #Video #HD #History #Cosmology
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Eruption of Calbuco Continues: Wide view | NASA Terra Satellite
Around midday on April 24, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of the ash and gas plume from Calbuco volcano in southern Chile. According to Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), tremors, ash emissions (to about 2 kilometers), and other volcanic activity are continuing, and the volcano has entered “an unstable phase.”

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from the LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response team at NASA Goddard
Caption Credit: Mike Carlowicz
Instrument: Terra - MODIS

+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Goddard 

#NASA #Space #Satellite #Earth #Science #Chile #Volcano
#Calbuco #Eruption #Plume #Geoscience #Terra #MODIS #GSFC
#Goddard
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Calbuco Volcano Erupts in Chile | NASA Terra Satellite
On April 22, 2015, Calbuco volcano in southern Chile began erupting for the first time since 1972. An ash cloud rose at least 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) above the volcano, menacing the nearby communities of Puerto Montt (Chile) and San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina). The eruption led the Chilean Emergency Management Agency and the Chilean Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN) to order evacuations within a 20-kilometer (12 mile) radius around the volcano. About 1,500 to 2,000 people were evacuated; no casualties have been reported so far.

The volcanic mountain was quiet until tremors began late in the afternoon on April 22. An explosive pyroclastic eruption started at 6:04 p.m. local time (2104 Universal Time) and vigorously spewed ash and pumice for at least 90 minutes. Lava flows were observed from the main vent. A second high-energy pulse of ash occurred around 1 a.m. on April 23, according to SERNAGEOMIN.

At 11:20 a.m. local time (1420 Universal Time) on April 23, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of the extensive ash plume.

Image Credit: Joshua Stevens, NASA Earth Observatory, and Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response at NASA Goddard
Instrument: Terra - MODIS

+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Goddard 

#NASA   #Space   #Satellite   #Earth  #Science #Chile #Volcano
#Calbuco #Eruption  #Plume #Geoscience   #Terra   #GSFC #Goddard
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Moon River | International Space Station
"Ribbons of moonlight on the seas of our home planet."

Credit: NASA
Date: February 12, 2012
Acknowledgement: +Fragile Oasis 

+NASA Johnson Space Center 
+Ron Garan 

#NASA #Space #ISS #Earth #Moon #Lunar #Spacecraft #Technology #Astronaut #Photography #Art #Science #International #OverviewEffect   #OrbitalPerspective
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Lyrid Meteors at Lligwy Beach, Anglesey, UK
Kris: "A couple of lyrid meteors caught in one frame whilst out shooting a few shots and admiring the countless stars at Lligwy beach tonight. There was also lots of bioluminescent plankton around the edges of these pools in the wet sand too, so all the while I was walking around my feet were sparkling with every footstep, just like the skies above..."

Credit: Kris Williams
Date: April 22, 2015

+Kris Williams 

#Space #Astronomy #Science #Earth #Stars #Meteors #Lyrid
#Bioluminescent #Plankton #Night #Beach #Astrophotography #Art
#Lligwy #Anglesey #YnysMôn #Wales #UK #UnitedKingdom #Cymru
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Eruption of Calbuco Continues (labeled) | NASA Terra Satellite
Around midday on April 24, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of the ash and gas plume from Calbuco volcano in southern Chile. According to Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), tremors, ash emissions (to about 2 kilometers), and other volcanic activity are continuing, and the volcano has entered “an unstable phase.”

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from the LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response team at NASA Goddard
Caption Credit: Mike Carlowicz
Instrument: Terra - MODIS

+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Goddard 

#NASA #Space #Satellite #Earth #Science #Chile #Volcano
#Calbuco #Eruption #Plume #Geoscience #Terra #MODIS #GSFC
#Goddard
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Calbuco Volcano Erupts in Chile (labeled) | NASA Terra Satellite
On April 22, 2015, Calbuco volcano in southern Chile began erupting for the first time since 1972. An ash cloud rose at least 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) above the volcano, menacing the nearby communities of Puerto Montt (Chile) and San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina). The eruption led the Chilean Emergency Management Agency and the Chilean Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN) to order evacuations within a 20-kilometer (12 mile) radius around the volcano. About 1,500 to 2,000 people were evacuated; no casualties have been reported so far.

The volcanic mountain was quiet until tremors began late in the afternoon on April 22. An explosive pyroclastic eruption started at 6:04 p.m. local time (2104 Universal Time) and vigorously spewed ash and pumice for at least 90 minutes. Lava flows were observed from the main vent. A second high-energy pulse of ash occurred around 1 a.m. on April 23, according to SERNAGEOMIN.

At 11:20 a.m. local time (1420 Universal Time) on April 23, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of the extensive ash plume.

Image Credit: Joshua Stevens, NASA Earth Observatory, and Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response at NASA Goddard
Instrument: Terra - MODIS

+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Goddard 

#NASA #Space #Satellite #Earth #Science #Chile #Volcano
#Calbuco #Eruption #Plume #Geoscience #Terra #GSFC #Goddard
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Good day from Mother Earth !!
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Dwayne Lawrence
Explorer | Learner | Global traveller | Canadian 
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Social Media Director & International Marketing Advisor for Mars Initiative 
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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." 
 Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

"Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world."
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) 
[Thanks to author Ann Lee for this one.] 

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
– Edwin Powell Hubble (courtesy of Lillian Ortiz)

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit” 
Stephen Hawking

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
– Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)

"And film to me is a magical medium that makes you dream...allows you to dream in the dark. It's just a fantastic thing, to get lost inside the world of film."
– David Lynch (1946- )

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
– Douglas Adams (1952-2001) 

"Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged."

"Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls."

"Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal."

"He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live!'"
– Mevlana Rumi (1207-1273) [Three quotes above]

“The final mystery is oneself.”
– Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
– Nelson Mandela (1918- )

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
– Doris Lessing (1919-?)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
– Native American Proverb

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." 
 Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." 
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

"The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
The rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars."
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

Live Your Dreams! Seize the Day!
– Anonymous

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933

"It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it."
Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
Nelson Mandela, Autobiography

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."
Joseph Campbell


Personal influences include:
Carl Sagan, Joseph Campbell, Gore Vidal, 
Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Thomas Friedman, Aung San Suu Kyi吴仪/Wu Yi,
Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi, Elon Musk,
Ann Lee (NYU Prof/Author), Ennio Morricone, 
Al Gore, Leo Buscaglia, Bono, Hermann Scheer, 
Michael Moore, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, 
Gwynne Dyer, Tony Benn, Bill Moyers, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marc Garneau, Chris Hadfield,
Annie Lennox, Martin Luther King, The Kennedys, 
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Chief Dan George, 
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, 张艺谋/Zhang Yimou, 陈凯歌/Chen Kaige, 王家卫/Wong Kar-wai, 李安/Ang Lee, 黒澤 明/Akira Kurosawa, 宮崎 駿/Hayao Miyazaki, Sergio Leone, David Lynch
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