Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Pointing out the manifest hypocrisy embedded in nearly every word that emerges from Sean Hannity’s mouth is as pointless as attempting to count all the grains of sand in the Sahara, or the stars in the sky. But when it’s executed with particular precision, as per a Brendan Nyhan post this morning detailing who the Fox loudmouth likes to blame for recessions, we must give praise.
First, Nyhan cites a Media Matters clip documenting Hannity’s attempts to blame President Obama for our current economic ills. “This is Obama’s economy, now,” he declaims.
Let’s take a trip on the wayback machine, to the summer of 2001, when George W. Bush was struggling with his own down economy.
Sean Hannity, August 17, 2001: “[T]his is still the Clinton economy, in case you forgot.”
Sean Hannity, August 20, 2001: “[W]e have the Clinton economy, the Clinton slowdown … We are living under the Clinton economy, and the slowdown that started in the spring of 2000.”
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.