Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
To gear up for this Sunday’s Academy Awards, the Associated Press chats with the four women competing for a screenwriting Oscar. In case you assume — OK, like I originally did — that it’s a feel-good fluff piece, consider that this year’s event actually sets a record for the number of female screenwriters vying for an award. The article is also full of gleaming, golden nuggets of feminism: It talks about everything from sexism in the film industry to the likability of imperfect female characters. But this one, from “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody about how the focus on this fearsome foursome is “kind of a double-edged sword,” wins out as Broadsheet’s quote of the day:
You don’t want to be singled out as a woman. On the other end, as a feminist, and someone who feels that women are marginalized in this industry, I’m thrilled that women are getting this sort of recognition.
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.