This [space] serves as an ongoing dedication to the late Carl Sagan. I will frequently update this page with all things Sagan, science & cosmos-related, in support of scientific literacy & understanding amongst the ever-increasing hominid population on our organic spaceship, Earth.
Keep looking up & remember: we are all star stuff, contemplating the stars, as our origins exist within the cosmos.
May this page bring you closer to your own individual enlightenment, further your knowledge of the universe & allow you to achieve wisdom & connectivity toward all living things for which we all share the same biological, chemical & atomic makeup.
Respect and love to this man. One of the finest commanders the ISS has seen and which we’ve all shared in his journey. Thank you, Sir Chris Hadfield, for your amazing photography and continual public outreach for the scientific community. Humanity (and Canada) salute you.
From Dutch designer and director Mischa Rozema comes Stardust — a breathtaking short film based on a combination of real NASA footage and science fiction imagery, celebrating the legacy of the Voyager 1 and inspired by Dutch graphic designer Arjan Groot, who passed away from cancer at the age of 39.
Tom Marshburn Talks to 30 Seconds to Mars
Expedition 35 Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn speaks with Jared Leto of the band 30 Seconds to Mars during a visit to the International Space Station Flight Control Room in Houston, Texas, for the band’s debut “launch” of their 2013 album’s newest single: “Up In The Air.”
“I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate” picks up on the education topic but takes a different stance and angle from “Why I Hate School But Love Education”. This poem talks about how we have been made to think about how education and getting university degrees can give us opportunities to have a better chance in making our dream careers a reality. It also touches on how as individuals we are judged and tested by how well we perform on exams, but not all people perform well in exams so why are they made out to feel like they’re dumb? The inconsistencies of the education system are really peeled open to reveal a deep problem that needs to be addressed and how society’s needs have changed to make this even more apparent.
When it boils down to it, why are we misled into thinking that education is the only way forward for successful means in our work and career lives? We need to open our minds and educate ourselves that exam results aren’t the barometer of success and that we can’t let them decide our fate. We are in charge of our own destinies!
If you haven’t been properly introduced to the visually captivating and science-abstract art by tom colbie, watch this video montage of his work and make your way over to his blog to show this dude some love.
What? I’m not crying, That’s just space dust in my eye …
ISS Astronaut/All-Around Badass Dude Chris Hadfield has already taught us that crying in space isn’t a good idea, but this lonely astronaut music video is equal parts beautiful and touching. This space-traveler’s quest for happiness grabs me right at the heart of my emotional galaxy, man …
Alexander Chen spent an afternoon improvising melodies on viola, and recording them through Google Glass. This resulting song is composed completely from 8-second video loops, stitched together into a film. Chen says, “You can see all the layers of the song, like a first-person orchestra.”