Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
I’m a fan of quirk. I get a good laugh out of the absurdity of this great world. I’ve been known to buy cowboy booties for my friends’ tots, so I get the whole ironic baby shtick. And yet a new product has elicited a hearty “ugh” from me. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you … high heels for babies.
“Now baby girls can really kick up their heels — in stilettos fashioned for the crib set,” reads a story in Saturday’s New York Post. These collapsible heels are “selling like wildfire in 22 states and overseas,” according to the piece, and are about to make their New York debut. Nice way to sexualize these girls before they even climb out of their cribs. High-fives, everyone! Let’s hope I can find a magenta bustier onesie and a thong diaper to match!
Sarah Hepola is an editor at Salon.More Sarah Hepola.
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.