notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-03-14

2013-12-04

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Life magazine graphic, 1950s†, from the Faulkner at Virginia archive:

THE ORBIT WEAVES A WEB AS WHOLE WORLD WATCHES. PATTERN OF ORBITS traced by Sputnik in typical 24-hour period is demonstrated by red bulb going around globe built by Robert H. Farquhar. Earth rotates from west to east (left to right) and position of orbits (red lines) shifts west each time satellite goes around earth. At noon, orbit passes just east of Florida, going northwest to southeast. It appears 96 minutes later over western U.S. After midnight when earth has turned around so U.S. is on reverse side of globe in picture, orbit goes from southwest to northeast, passing through Midwest and, 96 minutes later, through California.

† The original site claims it’s from the 1 October, 1956, issue, but it seems more likely that it’s actually from 1957, since that’s the year Sputnik was launched.

Edit: Eric Fischer pointed me to the Google Books copy of Life containing this image: it’s from 21 October, 1957. Thanks!

Life magazine graphic, 1950s, from the Faulkner at Virginia archive:

THE ORBIT WEAVES A WEB AS WHOLE WORLD WATCHES. PATTERN OF ORBITS traced by Sputnik in typical 24-hour period is demonstrated by red bulb going around globe built by Robert H. Farquhar. Earth rotates from west to east (left to right) and position of orbits (red lines) shifts west each time satellite goes around earth. At noon, orbit passes just east of Florida, going northwest to southeast. It appears 96 minutes later over western U.S. After midnight when earth has turned around so U.S. is on reverse side of globe in picture, orbit goes from southwest to northeast, passing through Midwest and, 96 minutes later, through California.
 The original site claims it’s from the 1 October, 1956, issue, but it seems more likely that it’s actually from 1957, since that’s the year Sputnik was launched.
Edit: Eric Fischer pointed me to the Google Books copy of Life containing this image: it’s from 21 October, 1957. Thanks!

2013-12-03

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photos 00:53:53

Images from the Spirograph instruction manual, 1967, as posted to Flickr by agence eureka.

2013-10-26

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From Jony and Marc’s Red Auction, a Zvezda cosmonaut suit. Estimate: US $50,000-75,000.

From Jony and Marc’s Red Auction, a Zvezda cosmonaut suit. Estimate: US $50,000-75,000.

2013-07-27

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Ex-secret drone base by vruba on Flickr:

This base was first discussed in a popular forum by this Danger Room article, but it was big enough to show up clearly in free public imagery like Landsat; it’s entirely possible that random people already knew about it. Basically true color, but with a little extra weight on the red.

Ex-secret drone base by vruba on Flickr:

This base was first discussed in a popular forum by this Danger Room article, but it was big enough to show up clearly in free public imagery like Landsat; it’s entirely possible that random people already knew about it.

Basically true color, but with a little extra weight on the red.

2013-05-21

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photo 18:45:29
Do not remove this page, from the British Rail corporate identity manual.

Do not remove this page, from the British Rail corporate identity manual.

2012-05-03

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From Man Made, a collection by Natasha Otrakji. (via)

From Man Made, a collection by Natasha Otrakji. (via)

2012-04-23

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photo 20:37:58
barbicancinema:

A lovely photo of car park space 1982, which sits underneath where the new cinemas are being built. 1982 was the year the Barbican Centre was built.

barbicancinema:

A lovely photo of car park space 1982, which sits underneath where the new cinemas are being built. 1982 was the year the Barbican Centre was built.

2012-04-09

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VKhUTEMAS poster celebrating the Five-Year Plan, 1920s (via, via, via)

VKhUTEMAS poster celebrating the Five-Year Plan, 1920s (via, via, via)

(via neo-constructivist)

2012-02-20

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Norway Communicates: The sky is no limit:
A future NASA Mars rover during testing at Svalbard)

Norway Communicates: The sky is no limit:

A future NASA Mars rover during testing at Svalbard)

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