"As Only NASA Can"
bunnybundy:

This post is a love note to 1960.
The mere thought of of smoking indoors is anathema today - imagine a time when you could have a cigarette dangling from your mouth IN THE NASA ASTRONAUT SUIT TESTING ROOM, AS AN ASTRONAUT. You can’t imagine it, can you? It’s too incredible.
The high-waistedness of John Glenn’s slacks, the innocent way he’s clearly judging Deke’s butt…”Deke, I gotta tell you, these long johns are doing wonders for your hindquarters!”…just everything about this photo makes me happy.

Deke looks like the Jon Hamm of NASA

bunnybundy:

This post is a love note to 1960.

The mere thought of of smoking indoors is anathema today - imagine a time when you could have a cigarette dangling from your mouth IN THE NASA ASTRONAUT SUIT TESTING ROOM, AS AN ASTRONAUT. You can’t imagine it, can you? It’s too incredible.

The high-waistedness of John Glenn’s slacks, the innocent way he’s clearly judging Deke’s butt…”Deke, I gotta tell you, these long johns are doing wonders for your hindquarters!”…just everything about this photo makes me happy.

Deke looks like the Jon Hamm of NASA

lightthiscandle:

The top photo is a picture of astronaut Scott Carpenter, who is about to undergo weightlessness testing in a jet. He is drinking water from a ketchup bottle.

This is clearly an awesome photo. But take a look at the bottom picture, which shows Carpenter with fellow astronaut Alan Shepard, who is observing this test.

Scott is squirting the water into Al’s mouth.

Carpenter: Em gee, I am thirsty. Time to take a sip…

Shepard: GURL I AM THE FIRST DAMN AMERICAN MAN IN SPACE PUT THAT IN MY MOUTH

lightthiscandle:

No one is happy with Hose Guy.

Especially Gus. “Fuckin’ A. None of us will fit into this.”

lightthiscandle:

No one is happy with Hose Guy.

Especially Gus. “Fuckin’ A. None of us will fit into this.”

senior-crown:

“We jus kickin it ol’ school!”

I wanna kick it old school with Gus. WHY GOD WHY

senior-crown:

“We jus kickin it ol’ school!”

I wanna kick it old school with Gus. WHY GOD WHY

Happy Mercury 7 day! Smile, boys!

bunnybundy:

Just a friendly reminder that this happened. And Big Al doesn’t seem too thrilled about it happening.

Gus: FUCKIN’ A, PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ!

bunnybundy:

Just a friendly reminder that this happened. And Big Al doesn’t seem too thrilled about it happening.

Gus: FUCKIN’ A, PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ!

My boys

My boys

lightthiscandle:

Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard talk to Dr. Randy Lovelace, the man in charge of the astronaut pre-selection medical tests.
I’m trying to imagine the conversation here. “Ha ha! You know awful, unspeakable things about our bodies!”

I just love how Deke and Gus are together <3 

lightthiscandle:

Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard talk to Dr. Randy Lovelace, the man in charge of the astronaut pre-selection medical tests.

I’m trying to imagine the conversation here. “Ha ha! You know awful, unspeakable things about our bodies!”

I just love how Deke and Gus are together <3 

lightthiscandle:

Remember that random Mercury 7 wax exhibit? Apparently there are more pictures.

IN MY NIGHTMARES THIS HAPPENS

lightthiscandle:

astronautfashions:

Let’s go back and look at these HBICs bringing the thunder. I can’t even deal with it.

yesssssssss
“Geez, Al, it’s less than three weeks before my flight, and no one will leave me alone! I wish there was something I could do to make myself less noticeable.”
“I have no idea, Gus.”

These guys are like the Reservoir Dogs of NASA. Respect!

lightthiscandle:

astronautfashions:

Let’s go back and look at these HBICs bringing the thunder. I can’t even deal with it.

yesssssssss

“Geez, Al, it’s less than three weeks before my flight, and no one will leave me alone! I wish there was something I could do to make myself less noticeable.”

“I have no idea, Gus.”

These guys are like the Reservoir Dogs of NASA. Respect!