So… my senior design project is on Fox News.

WHAT?

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Well Tumblr, my senior design project is FINALLY OVER! It’s been an incredibly huge amount of work and I’ve definitely had far too many sleepless nights this semester trying to ‘make ends meet’ for this project. However, I’m really, really proud of what we’ve accomplished. My teammates and I have put together an incredible project. We got to present our project to NASA (they were impressed) and have received nothing but praise from the public. The video above is our final deliverable - it’s awesome, so watch it at least once. You can find our other documents (like our 1100+ page report ) at our website.

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ddaniell:

A Japanese warplane Second World War lies wrecked in shallow water off Guam in a photograph which won Tony Cherbas second in the Topside category. (via)
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ddaniell:

A Japanese warplane Second World War lies wrecked in shallow water off Guam in a photograph which won Tony Cherbas second in the Topside category. (via)

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Our senior design project is in the newspaper, and I’m quoted!

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Parth and I presented our team’s spacecraft design project today. Our audience was mostly students and family, but we had several NASA employees on a conference call, including one of the associate administrators of NASA! During our Q&A session, one of the NASA employees started his question with “Houston has a question” (because he was at JSC in Houston), and it was coming in over the conference call speaker and made it seem like I was in space or something talking to Houston… SO COOL. :)

In other news, senior design is almost done! We just have to make our movie and spruce up the website, and then we’re done!

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Our senior design presentation is tomorrow! I think we’re ready… one of NASA’s Associate Administrators is listening in with a handful of other NASA employees on a conference call, so that’s kind of stressful. After tomorrow, all I have left is finishing the movie. I’ve got most of the modeling done (some examples above!) and just have to create the scenes, animate them, and render them! … and then edit and combine… haha, one thing at a time. :)

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catsbeaversandducks:

Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.

Via BuzzFeed

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hummusoverdose:

“I ran to find peace. I ran, and kept running, because I had learned that once you started something you didn’t quit, because in life, you have to keep pressing forward. Eventually I ran because I turned into a runner, and my sport brought me physical pleasure and spirited me away from debt and disease, from niggling worries of everyday existence. I ran because I grew to love other runners. I ran because I loved challenges and because there is no better feeling than arriving at the finish line or completing a difficult training run. And because as an accomplished runner, I could tell others how rewarding it was to live healthily, to move my body everyday, to get through difficulties, to eat with consciousness, that what mattered wasn’t how much money you made or where you lived, it was how you lived. I ran because overcoming the difficulties of an ultramarathon reminded me that I could overcome the difficulties of life, that overcoming difficulties was life.”

— Scott Jurek from his book Eat & Run (via nextbestrunner)

I hate scott, but I love this quote

I identify with this a lot! :)

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Rocket flyin’ through the sky! I learned how to model volumetric clouds in Blender last night and created a beautiful little video of the Minotaur flying through some of them.

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Creating more renderings for our senior design movie!!

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My teammates are sending me their CAD files - this is the cargo vehicle for our project. I added some sweet blue flames :)
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My teammates are sending me their CAD files - this is the cargo vehicle for our project. I added some sweet blue flames :)

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kerbaldevteam:

Kerbal Space Program: Asteroid Redirect Mission is now live and available for update through the KSP patcher or through the Steam store. Here’s a look at some of the many new things you’ll find in the ARM update:

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This update is very SPECIAL to us and we hope you enjoy it. While you wait, mark the occasion by watching the ARM cinematic trailer.

I want to play so badly but don’t have any time!!!! :O

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spaceexp:

Long exposure of yesterday’s Soyuz TMA-12M launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

spaceexp:

Long exposure of yesterday’s Soyuz TMA-12M launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

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