Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
President Bush said in a news conference yesterday that he supports acting FDA commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach’s decision to “consider approving nonprescription sales [of Plan B] to women ages 18 years and older,” the Kaiser Network reports. Bush said he “support[s] Andy’s decision,” and believes Plan B “ought to require a prescription for minors.” This is the first public comment the president has made on the decision of whether to make Barr Laboratories’ emergency contraceptive available over the counter. Think this public show of affection has something to do with the fact that the acting commissioner’s confirmation has been held up in the Senate because of his political foot-dragging over Plan B?
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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.