“WHAT IS THIS LIFE” Alyssa shouted, her heart melting. As she walked from room to room, every surface in her home was covered, just like, covered, with candles made out of yarn. They were all on fire. Sam waited behind the door, with a tiny knit ring in a tiny knit box, trying to find her in the smoke.
“YOLO,” he texted. Her pulse quickened.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon. The giant leap was made possible by decades of scientific research, rigorous testing, and new innovations spearheaded by NASA with collaborations by many other groups and organizations, one of which was GE. Among other contributions to the technology of the Apollo program, GE researchers developed a special silicon rubber for the astronaut’s boots. This week, to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, GE, Android Homme and JackThreads collaborated on a new sneaker called The Missions, which Buzz Aldrin is wearing in the picture above. The sneakers feature lightweight carbon fiber used for jet engine components, and a hydrophobic coating similar to the materials that prevent ice from forming on wind turbines. Read more about the collaboration at GE Reports.
Holy shit my loves of space, footwear, and engineering (hence following GE on tumblr) collide. I’ve never wanted anything more in my entire life.
Faaaaaaancy San Francisco.
Note the vanity URL is “poop count”
People give NYC grief all of the time, but we just have rats the size of dachshunds. Not as much poop as SF and not NEARLY the amount of hobo vomit as I discovered on the streets of Budapest.
Important research being done here.