Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers)
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life
One night in 2006, when they were young, the two brothers Mutta (born 1993) and Hibito (born 1996) saw what appeared to be a UFO heading for the moon. They decided that night to both become astronauts and travel out into space.
In 2025, Hibito has become an astronaut, and he’s going to go to the moon. Mutta ended up following a more traditional career path with an auto development company. However, Mutta just ruined his career through a violent altercation with his boss. Now, not only has he lost his job, he appears to be blacklisted in the entire industry. Maybe this is a rare opportunity for Mutta to once again chase his childhood dream and become an astronaut like his little brother!
this was recommended by a wonderful anon. it’s still on going but it’s absolutely wonderful. there’s even an anime adaptation.
Note to self: READ THIS.
Mae Jemison Became 1st Black Woman To Fly In To Space On This week In 1992
On September 12, 1999, Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly in to space.
Graduating in 1977 with a dual degree in chemical engineering and African-American Studies, Jemison faced racism from professors as a Black woman taking up engineering.
Jemison later obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1981 from Cornell University and travelled to developing countries to provide primary care.
About the project:
Ink and Sword’s Stellar Science series aims to inspire new interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, known as the STEM subjects. These retro-styled inspirational prints reflect back to an era where a trip to the moon was not just the pinnacle of scientific achievement, it was the coolest thing in the universe to be an astronaut, explorer or scientist. Sparked with our preference to play in science halls and planetariums, chemistry labs and in nature, we hope that condition of wonder and imagination continues on for the future!
We’re NASA and We Know It
The parody you didn’t know you were waiting for. By JPL-MFAO.
“Crane lower that rover … now bug out.”
Speaking of my love of parodies….
Uchū Kyōdai (space brothers) by Chūya Koyama.
My cousin’s friend left this on the table.
I thought it was cute.
Venus Enters the Solar Disk
Here’s a video of Venus as it crosses over in front of the Sun’s face. The true scale of our solar system is represented here, in amazing clarity. Venus looks as if it’s going to be swallowed up by the Sun, burned to a planetary crisp … but then you remember that it’s still 108 million kilometers away.
(images captured from NASA’s transit feed)