Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Before we bid bye-bye to Rep. Cynthia McKinney (for now — she’s come back before), let’s peruse the highlight reel, OK? And let’s start with this expert “Daily Show” analysis of McKinney’s antics earlier this year after her confrontation with a Hill police officer:
About the same time, McKinney had an awkward dust-up with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, which some amateur mash-up artist had a little fun with:
Here’s a clip showing McKinney stopped by another Hill officer for a documentary, and as we said before we found it tough to side with McKinney:
And then, more recently, is this rather chilling scene of McKinney trashing an aide when she thought the microphones were off (ala Bush at the G8), and then trying to bully the media into not using it:
And yet, this barely scratches the surface of McKinney’s exploits, from raising the question of whether President Bush knew that 9/11 was going to happen, to her father’s blatant anti-Semitism, to her dark, revisionist theory about the murder of Martin Luther King, to her charming comment about Al Gore, in 2000, that his “Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I’ve never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time.” (Gore’s campaign manager, Donna Brazile, happened to be black.) But you’ll just have to follow the links to read about those.
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.