Kodachrome by Volkmar Wentzel.
From “Building a New Austria,” National Geographic, February, 1959.
Paper frills and fancies tax the skill and imagination of fashion students preparing for a moonlight show on the grounds of Schloss Hetzendorf, their school home in Vienna. Here, aided by one of the world’s largest libraries on dress style, young women study design, art, and textiles together with the standard academic subjects.
Imagining what the iconic picture of Buzz Aldrin on the moon might look like if he weren’t wearing a space suit can be stomach churning when you think about all of the elements that the personal space ship protects against. Without the pressurised gas to maintain internal pressure, all of the gases in his body would expand at a rapid rate, causing his blood to boil, and he would have no oxygen to breathe. NASA has a great interactive that shows a friendlier cartoon version where Andy the Astronaut demonstrates what would happen to a human in space without protection, then you can take a virtual tour of the space suits that have made history. Enjoy watching the evolution of the space suit as you scroll through this collection.
I’m watching Fringe right now! I wish I had fancy beer and Easter candy to go with it.
Guys, we need to have a serious talk about bringing back the man’s onesie.
Is this the blogging outfit you’ve been looking for?
if wanting this shoe with a unicorn face on it is wrong…
then I would like to be so wrong.
did I say that right?