OverEducated & Under Experienced

A collection of things that pique my mental meandering
thedemon-hauntedworld:

The Space Shuttle enters Earth orbit
The Space Shuttle, part of America’s Space Transportation System (STS), reveals a belly covered with thousands of individual thermally protective silica tiles, scorched and charred from numerous reentries of past missions.
Nine minutes after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US Space Shuttle shuts down its engines, shed’s its massive external fuel tank, and enters freefall 60 miles above the Atlantic ocean. Traveling “upside down” at 16,700 miles per hour, the Shuttle has already put over a thousand miles between itself and the launch tower. If uncorrected however, the current trajectory will bring the orbiter back to Earth somewhere halfway around the globe. In order to propel the Shuttle to it’s final orbit—anywhere from 116 and 600 miles high—the two Orbital Maneuvering System thrusters (the smallest nozzles near the tail) will fire until the target altitude is reached.
Credit: Walter Myers

thedemon-hauntedworld:

The Space Shuttle enters Earth orbit

The Space Shuttle, part of America’s Space Transportation System (STS), reveals a belly covered with thousands of individual thermally protective silica tiles, scorched and charred from numerous reentries of past missions.

Nine minutes after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US Space Shuttle shuts down its engines, shed’s its massive external fuel tank, and enters freefall 60 miles above the Atlantic ocean. Traveling “upside down” at 16,700 miles per hour, the Shuttle has already put over a thousand miles between itself and the launch tower. If uncorrected however, the current trajectory will bring the orbiter back to Earth somewhere halfway around the globe. In order to propel the Shuttle to it’s final orbit—anywhere from 116 and 600 miles high—the two Orbital Maneuvering System thrusters (the smallest nozzles near the tail) will fire until the target altitude is reached.

Credit: Walter Myers

(via urbananglerjournal)

oldfishingphotos:

Dry Fly Distilling
A “farm to bottle” operation based in Spokane, Washington, Dry Fly Distilling produces vodka, gin and bourbon using only locally grown grains and botanicals.
Source: dryflydistilling

oldfishingphotos:

Dry Fly Distilling

A “farm to bottle” operation based in Spokane, Washington, Dry Fly Distilling produces vodka, gin and bourbon using only locally grown grains and botanicals.

Source: dryflydistilling

rodandbarrel:

Firearms Friday Mini Series

Starting this Friday I am going to run a mini series featuring hunting weaponry like some of the examples above. This series will feature hunting pieces that have caught my eye that I’d like to share with you. If there is anything I can tell you about the weapon featured such as it’s manufacturer, engraver or caliber I will. If you like Firearms Friday let me know by responding on my Twitter account @rodnbarrel and I’ll make it a regular post. If I don’t hear from anyone I’ll assume it is of little interest and let the series die. The bottom photo in the above photo series depicts, Diana, the Roman goddess or Artemis, the Greek goddess, of the hunt and hunters.

(Source: huntingblood)