Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Topics: Inside Salon
I’m very pleased to call your attention to the all-new version of mobile Salon, which has a bit more of an app-like appearance and feature set than our previous mobile site. As in the prior version, the main screen is a chronological list of all the latest stories, but this new version also allows you to slice and dice the content by section, blog or topic, as well as seeing what stories are most popular at the moment. On each story you’ll also find access to the comments and share tools, along with pointers to additional stories you might be interested in. We think you’ll find it a superior experience to our former offering, and of course we intend to continue making improvements and we welcome your feedback.
I do want to note that more than 95 percent of our mobile readers are using “smart phones” (almost entirely iPhone and Android devices). Nevertheless, for those with older or less feature-rich phones, we’ve done all we can to make sure this works as well as possible for you too!
For iOS users (iPhone/iPod), you can have the mobile site appear on your home screen as if it were a native app. When you’ve got the site open in Safari, simply tap the “+” sign in the bottom toolbar, then tap “Add to home screen,” and an S icon will appear.
Similarly for Android users: Create a regular bookmark within the browser, then tap and hold a blank spot on your home screen until the pop-up menu appears. Tap “Shortcut” then locate the Salon bookmark you just created.
Karen Templer is the director of product development and design at Salon. Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/karentempler.More Karen Templer.
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.