Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The right is still railing against MoveOn.org, three days after the group held a raucus party to unveil the winner of its “Bush in 30 seconds” ad contest. Opinion Journal’s James Taranto, abetted by Matt Drudge, riled up the troops on Wednesday by printing selective anti-Bush quotes from some of what Taranto called the group’s “puerile B-list celebrity” supporters. On Thursday Taranto actually admitted that the winning ad, “Child’s Pay,” was “professionally done” and “surprisingly unobjectionable.” (Andrew Sullivan liked it, too.) But the damage was done: A performer at the event, comedian Margaret Cho, has been getting racist hate mail from Free Republic, according to Cho’s manager. (Some of the mail is posted at American Politics Journal.) And as Salon’s Michelle Goldberg details, lots of right-wing bloggers are getting even nastier than Taranto toward MoveOn supporters. Meanwhile, CBS television apparently has decided it wants no part of the 30-second spot for its upcoming Super Bowl programming.
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.
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