What people don't always appreciate or understand is that there is strength in submission. It takes courage to relinquish control, to let go of your mind and body, to allow someone else to take control. The Lifestyle is about trust and vulnerability, and through that connection we grow more powerful together.
Columbus is a science laboratory that is part of the International Space Station (ISS) and is the largest single contribution to the ISS made by the European Space Agency (ESA).
It was launched aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on February 7, 2008 on flight STS-122. It is designed for ten years of operation. The module is controlled by the Columbus Control Centre, located at the German Space Operations Centre, part of the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany.
The laboratory can accommodate ten active International Standard Payload Racks (ISPRs) for science payloads. Agreements with NASA allocate to ESA 51% usage of the Columbus Laboratory. ESA is thus allocated five active rack locations, with the other five being allocated to NASA. Four active rack locations are on the forward side of the deck, four on the aft side, and two are in overhead locations. Three of the deck racks are filled with life support and cooling systems. The remaining deck rack and the two remaining overhead racks are storage racks.
In addition, four un-pressurized payload platforms can be attached outside the starboard cone, on the Columbus External Payload Facility (CEPF). Each external payload is mounted on an adaptor able to accommodate small instruments and experiments totalling up to 230 kilograms (507 lb).
I’m a child between lost and found.
When I see a 🌈, I think of Noah’s Ark and my ex-husband. Bitter Sweet actually cause I’m initially always amazed at the concoction of colors, then I’m reminded of God’s judgement during the flood but also his fidelity towards man in his promise to never judge the earth again with another deluge. That’s the story I choose to believe anyway. But then it brings back the ex who’s also named Noah which certainly there’s a reason for the ex status. All just history now. Then somewhere along the times the rainbow became synonymous with the 🏳️🌈 community so when I sport my 🌈 belt I feel that people judge and categorize me or something. It’s like, “I love the rainbow y’all, and I love Jesus.” I’ll def. continue wearing my fave belt fosho. As for finding belonging? That’s a stretch. I’ve yet to fit in (long term) anywhere or with anyone (fam bam exempt). Don’t foresee that ever changing. Lord knows..... ^ . ^
Dunno, suppose some things mean something different to some people while others might mean the world to someone or perhaps nothing at all...
Like this 🌈 flare captured by the fluoresce of the lens (I like to call it my “Ora”) haha which magnificently captured the heart of my Milky Way.