Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Lawrence O’Donnell targeted Michele Bachmann on his show last night. Bachmann’s latest public speaking gaffe in Concord, New Hampshire showed a misunderstanding of basic U.S. history. “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord,” Bachmann said last Saturday referring to the first battle of the Revolutionary War — which took place in Concord, Massachusetts. This of all mistakes must have struck a chord with her own Tea Party movement who root their political beliefs so deeply in the Revolutionary War. Bachmann has since apologized for the mistake saying simply, “I made a mistake.”
Bachmann’s poorly fact-checked remarks left O’Donnell wondering not only who writes her speeches but also who elected her. Sparing no unkind words, O’Donnell suggests that Michele Bachmann’s constituents are simply not that smart:
There are many many ignorant members of Congress and many ignorant senators, but they are protected all day long from revealing most their ignorance by staffers who are hundreds of times smarter than they are. Perhaps all of Michele Bachmann’s staff comes from her district which may be the most ignorant congressional district in America.
Watch the clip in full:
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.