Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
When I came across Snack Factory’s latest campaign for its “thin, crunchy” Pretzel Crisps, I merely rolled my eyes and carried on with my day (my days being filled with eye-rolling encounters with advertising). A better, fiercer person than I might instead have done as the anonymous concerned citizen does in the video below. He was so offended by the ad, which features the winking copy, “You can never be too thin,” that he orchestrated a guerrilla ad remix.
All it took was some scotch tape, a list of facts about anorexia and, best of all, this concise rejoinder to Pretzel Crisp’s dim-witted slogan: “Actually, you can.” He also alerted NYC The Blog so that there was someone on-hand to document the whole thing and then broadcast it to the world. And now we have this damn fine example of feminist culture-jamming. Take note, aspiring subvertisers. (See also: Here, here, here, here and my personal favorite here.)
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.