Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 2.29

It’s Intercalation Day! And by that we mean, the Leap Day Quickies. We have ignition!

The Quickies. A total misnomer today.
Because everything is upside down! {I could totally get fired.}


Neil Armstrong One Small Step


Walking on the Moon
with the inevitable Police tune
which you will like anyway.
You WILL like it!


Featured image via NASA. From the page: NASA Photo ID: S84-27017 Program: Shuttle Mission: STS-41-B Date Taken: February 11, 1984 Film Type: 70mm Title: “Backpacking” Description: Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II ventured further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut ever has. This space first was made possible by the Manned Manuevering Unit or MMU, a nitrogen jet propelled backpack. After a series of test maneuvers inside and above Challenger’s payload bay, McCandless went “free-flying” to a distance of 320 feet away from the Orbiter. The MMU is controlled by joy sticks positioned at the end of the arm rests. Moving the joy sticks left or right or by pulling them fires nitrogen jet thrusters propelling McCandless in any direction he chooses. A still camera is mounted on the upper right portion of the MMU. This stunning view shows McCandless with the MMU out there amongst the black and blue of Earth and space.

John Glenn via NASA. From the page: During his time aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, Glenn shoots photographs of the Earth.


Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

Related Articles

One Comment

  1. I love the Late Late Show, but I don’t have cable and CBS won’t let people outside the US watch shows on their site. Does anyone know where I can watch the show or how I can be a 1337 haxx0r and somehow disguise where I am so I can watch it on the CBS site?

Leave a Reply

Check Also
Back to top button