When the main engines ignited six seconds before liftoff, the entire orbiter rattled and shuddered like a skyscraper in an earthquake. A deep rumble shook the cabin as the main engines came up to full thrust. At T-minus-zero, the solid rocket boosters ignited, giving me a massive kick in the back as they blasted our ship off the pad. The pounding exhaust from the twin boosters shook us continually as we accelerated at 2.5 Gs, ripping through the lower atmosphere under seven million pounds of thrust.
— Former astronaut Tom Jones —
Yeah, we totally get that. Well, okay, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but we like to think we have at least a fraction of the awesomeness that is astronaut-hood. We’re launching The Thinkery interest network this week, and we would love to have you along for the ride.
What’s an interest network? Unlike traditional social networks, an interest network connects people based on a shared interest. Have an interest in any of these topics?
So do we! You’ll fit right in! At The Thinkery network, we can engage in meaningful conversations about anything and everything, and we are dedicated to keeping it both real and respectful.
What you’ll find:
- A troll-free habitat for your thoughts, stories, experiences, and ideas
- Thought-provoking content and conversations you can’t find anywhere else (with the possible exception of a parallel universe, which we can discuss later)
- Opportunities to see new things and in new ways and to develop your thinking skills (who doesn’t need that?!)
- Connections with people who live near you, who care about the same things, or who sing the same part in the choir (rehearsal is at 7:30)
The Thinkery network lives outside the distractions and noise of other platforms, it’s free, and it’s all our own.
Will you join us? We’re eager to meet you and hear what’s on your amazing mind!