Congratulations to the entire team at SpaceX on the successful launch of the Dragon spacecraft on top of the Falcon 9 rocket on its journey to the ISS on the CRS-6 mission.
If you are a fan of “everything about space” you would definitely know about this. The launch of the the CRS-6 has been postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions. I was really looking forward to watch the launch today but unfortunately that wouldn’t be happening. The good thing is that the next available launch window will be tomorrow(4/14/2015) 4:10pm EDT.
For those who don’t understand what CRS-6 stands for let me take the opportunity to give a little education.
CRS sands for Commercial Resupply Services and the number 6 stands for the sixth resupply mission by the company contracted under the CRS program(on this particular mission the contractor is SpaceX ). The CRS program was created by NASA and under this program private companies were to be awarded contracts to send supplies and experiments to and from the ISS (International Space Station).
If you are interested in watching the launch you can view a live webcast on NASA TV or the SpaceX live webcast
Please like or leave a comment if you will be watching.
Recently I have been reading about living a much more simple lifestyle from a couple very useful blogs. If you are not aware there is a movement going on and its seems to be catching on real fast. The Minimalist movement is what I am talking about.
Simplicity is defined as something being in a simple state or being in a state lacking complexity. Minimalism is taking actions to simplify ones life through the reduction in material possessions and moving towards a life of self sufficiency.
I find this whole concept fascinating especially living in a society that praises and encourages opulence. The desire to live a simple life is rather looked down on in favor of spending on things one doesn’t need and the desire to amass material things. I am sitting in my room right now looking at a very cluttered room with things in it that I haven’t even touched in months that could be useful to someone else. I am sure you can relate to that . Just pause for a minute and look at some of your possessions that you don’t need and those you though you needed and haven’t even used in months(and will probably never need to use). Surely your life could go on just fine without all these unused possessions.
I have been reading on minimalism for sometime now and learning about how much I could free up in my life both physically and mentally leading to a better quality of life. I have decided to join this movement and see what benefits I can get from it and I will be sharing some of my experiences on this blog.
I have already started getting rid of somethings in my room that I do not need and a whole lot more will follow.
If you want to know more about Minimalism you can read this great article by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus.