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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 — 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 in an interview after he returned to Earth. “I enjoyed building it.”

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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.


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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