Mad Quickies 9.12

Mad Quickies 9.12

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I know this dates back to February, but it’s still cool…

Satoshi Furukawa builds a LEGO space station
An astronaut builds a LEGO space station while actually ON the actual space station.
I call that badass.

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from the page
http://collectSPACE.com — It took more than 200 astronauts from 12 countries more than a dozen years to build the International Space Station (ISS). Satoshi Furukawa, an astronaut from Japan, matched that feat in just about two hours — and he did it all while aboard the orbiting outpost itself.

It helped that his space station was made out of LEGO.

“It was a great opportunity for me to have built the LEGO space station,” Furukawa, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) flight engineer, told collectSPACE.com in an interview after he returned to Earth. “I enjoyed building it.”

For more: http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-022412a.html

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J.R.R. Tolkien reads “Namárië”

This is an Elvish poem that Tolkien wrote for Lord of the Rings. Recorded 1952.

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Featured image is an excerpt from URTS by Jordan Eagles from his New Blood series, 2008.
36″ x 36″ x 3″. Blood, copper preserved on plexiglass, UV resin. Private collection.

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Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Dark Øverlord Media, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. Skepchick.
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