Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Slate’s Dave Weigel picked up on what he called the “best poll questions of the day” from Public Polling Policy’s survey of 574 GOP primary voters across the country. The questions probed which politicians would go to Heaven if the Rapture came. Obama, according to most Republican voters, would not fare well. The survey results were as follows:
Do you think Barack Obama would be taken up to Heaven in the Rapture or not?
Think Obama would be taken up to Heaven: 19 percent
Think he would not: 44 percent
Not sure: 37 percent
Meanwhile, more than half of respondents thought Sarah Palin would be Raptured:
Do you think Sarah Palin would be taken up to Heaven in the Rapture or not?
Think Palin would be taken up to Heaven: 51 percent
Think he would not: 13 percent
Not sure: 35 percent
Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email firstname.lastname@example.org.More Natasha Lennard.
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.