Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Bill O’Reilly seems to believe that unwed Jennifer Aniston’s desire for a baby signals the decline of Western civilization. (Reminds me how after watching a recent episode of “The Real World” my dad offered a mostly joking revelation: “America is in collapse.”) Fox’s prophet of cultural doom was set off yesterday by a comment the 41-year-old made this weekend during a press junket for “The Switch,” a movie about a single woman seeking a sperm donor.
Before we continue our Dante-esque descent into the nine circles of O’Reilly insanity, let’s review what Aniston actually said:
Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents’ days when you can’t have children because you have waited too long.
Now to what O’Reilly said: ”She’s throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, ‘Hey you don’t need a guy. You don’t need a dad.’ That is destructive to our society.” He continues, ”The fathers who do try hard are under-appreciated and diminished by people like” — he sneers — “Jennifer Aniston.”
O’Really? That’s what she’s saying? Funny, because it sounded to me like she was saying, well, what she said, which is that women are realizing that “they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child.” That doesn’t mean that it’s preferable, that men are irrelevant or that being a single mom is a walk in the park. It means that women have options these days. Terrifying, isn’t it, Bill?
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.