Marking the start of their second operational resupply mission to the International Space Station, Orbital Sciences successfully launched their Antares rocket this afternoon. Liftoff occurred at 12:52pm from pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The Cygnus spacecraft on the Orb 2 mission is named after astronaut Janice Voss, who passed away in 2012.

One of two companies contracted to resupply the orbiting outpost, Orbital Sciences is based in Dulles, Virginia, and has significant experience in the aerospace industry. Including building satellites, they also operate the Pegasus and Minotaur launch vehicles.

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coooolllllll space spaceship


We feel guilty, do we not, if not busy? But we feel somewhat soiled, on the the other hand, if we sweat overmuch?

I can only suggest that we often indulge in made work, in false business, to keep from being bored. Or worse still we conceive the idea of working for money. The money becomes the object, the target, the end-all and be-all. Thus work, being important only as a means to that end, degenerates into boredom.

Can we wonder then that we hate it so?

- Ray Bradbury (via foodffs)

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ray bradbury My man Work capitalism ?

The idea that I should take a semester or a year off has been in the back of my head for a long time now. I realize that I went to college because it was expected of me, not that I wanted to or was even mentally prepared to. Maybe if I’d chosen a different major, or a different school, or even just different classes, I might not be thinking this way…but I did, and I am.

I love chemistry, I sincerely do. But I don’t know if that is what I want to do with my life. In a field where a masters is required for any chance of mobility, I don’t know if I want to do that.

I think I’m just going to get a job, see how the rest of the summer plays out, and when September rolls around around, I’ll make my decision.

school should i stay or should i go?