Today more than 7,000 people joined a selection of NASA astronauts in a Google+ hangout to discuss what it’s like to go into space. Questions came in from around the world, to be answered by astronauts Ron Garan and Nicole Stott on earth, and Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn and Internet favorite Chris Hadfield live from the International Space Station.
Questions were submitted via YouTube, Google+ and the Twitter hashtag #askAstro, spanning a range of subjects from the specifically scientific to what day-to-day life is like on the Space Station. A lot of emphasis was put on the inspirational influence of the space program, with both earthbound astronauts—now in their 50s—citing the Moon Landing as a pivotal moment in their career path into space. As Garan put it, “I didn’t want to be an astronaut until July 20th, 1969.”
YouTube science channel SmarterEveryDay had an interesting practical question for the astronauts onboard the ISS: Is it possible to twist your body in zero gravity in the same way that a cat twists around in midair to land on its feet? The answer is yes, as astronaut Tom Marshburn was happy to demonstrate… [READ MORE]
oh, the bbc made a version, too? someday i’ll have to find time to watch it…
but i heard they made watson a white dude in it
not sure how i feel about that? i’m not a misandrist or anything but i don’t know… i feel like they’re just doing it to appeal to bromance and queer baiting, you know? it’s a cheap marketing ploy that isn’t really queer positive and do we really need one more white man on tv i mean really.
maybe i’ll give it a try. but dude!watson isn’t ever going to feel right. and their relationship just can’t be half as meaningful if they’re both men.
also, i haven’t read the books or anything, but i just KNOW the american cbs version is so much closer to the original stories. like, acd would be rolling in his grave if he knew the bbc made some subpar version with two white dudes. not that i’m not a misandrist either!
i mean, does anyone here even LIKE the bbc version? cause everyone keeps telling me how awful it is and what a mistake they made when they hired that whitebread actor instead of lucy liu. like, idk why they couldn’t have hired an asian british actress? everyone knows they hire white people to fill their white people quota and pander to a white audience. but what about TALENT and ACTING SKILLS and BELIEVABLE CHEMISTRY between the lead actors? no, instead, they hire the first white person who knocks on their door, probably. :( and have you HEARD brindlystick cabbagepatch’s accent? SO FAKE. idk why they don’t hire him an accent coach.
don’t hate me, but i just don’t see how it could be anywhere as good as elementary.