Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
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Gene Simmons could play bass in them, but in Osaka, Japan, you will no longer be
able to drive in ‘em. Local police have announced plans to prohibit
motorists from wearing platform shoes, the footwear of choice of trendy
young things who, according to a Reuters report, also favor “dyed blond
hair, skimpy skirts and glittering eye makeup.”
Osaka officials believe the precipitous platforms are the cause of numerous
car accidents because they slow down drivers’ response times, especially
when they must brake quickly during an emergency. In November, a
passenger died in a collision in which the driver, a young woman, was
wearing high heels. The police hypothesized that her sky-high shoes
had prevented her from braking properly.
Osaka’s cops are now conducting tests to prove their theory is correct. If
it is, teen queens and drag queens will have to leave their platforms at
home, along with house slippers and geta (traditional wooden clogs), which
are also illegal to wear when driving.
A traffic department official told the Associated Press, “Common sense says
platform heels are dangerous for driving, but we’re going to prove it
scientifically for the first time.”
Maybe they can prove that they aren’t made for walking, either.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.