Tachyon Sailer

Seeing things from different point of view


53 years ago today (April 12), Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into space and change history, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth.

So on April 12, Gagarin, who became an international celebrity and hero, is being commemorated for paving the way for future space exploration by the International Day of Human Space Flight (Cosmonautics Day).

I really recommend looking him up. There’s so much to know about him and the history-making flight.

My favourite thing is probably the landing to an unplanned site: A farmer and her daughter observed the strange scene of a figure in a bright orange suit with a large white helmet landing near them by parachute. Gagarin later recalled, “When they saw me in my space suit and the parachute dragging alongside as I walked, they started to back away in fear. I told them, don’t be afraid, I am a Soviet citizen like you, who has descended from space and I must find a telephone to call Moscow!”

Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!




Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition [x]

Yes please. Must go.

Uggghhhhh this is fantastic. I’m in love.

(via romy7)


Mermaids from the Submarine Voyage attraction. These are from the special broadcast, Kodak Presents Disneyland ‘59. More vintage Disney.

(via snapcracklehan)

"The earth laughs in flowers."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

(Source: blackhorsee, via tusabesqueyonosoybueno)




Milosav Druckmüller is, hands down, the greatest eclipse photographer in the world. Fact.

Composite Image of the Moon Taken from 47 Photos Reveals Solar Corona During a Total Solar Eclipse

how awkward would it be if that cloud floated in front just as the totality happened

Throwback Thursday: Part II, Fascinating Fishes and Faded Fisheries


A historical series by fisheries biologist Dan Magneson


At up to 300 pounds and 8 feet in length, the lake sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in the world – and can live for up to 150 years to boot! And they apparently have a good basic design: they have survived…


The heart of the Rosette Nebula and its details

In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. The above image taken in January using multiple exposures and very specific colors of Sulfur (shaded red), Hydrogen (green), and Oxygen (blue), captures the central region in tremendous detail. A hot wind of particles streams away from the cluster stars and contributes to an already complex menagerie of gas and dust filaments while slowly evacuating the cluster center. The Rosette Nebula’s center measures about 50 light-years across, lies about 4,500 light-years away, and is visible with binoculars towards the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). [via APOD]

Image by Don Goldman