Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Some segments of the media remian fixated on the idea that Occupy Wall Street is made up entirely of hippies and dreadlocked anarchist types. In reality, the group here has always been more diverse than that, and the range of people participating seems to be broadening by the day.
Liberty Square now has, for example, a designated play area to allow parents of young children to come and show their support.
Kate Fermoile of Brooklyn came with her 13-month old, Lucy, to bring some supplies and join the movement.
“I’ve been wondering when somthing like this was going to happen,” she says.
Lucy was taking advantage of the crayons and face paint spread out on tarps on the ground in the play area.
“She certainly doesn’t understand what’s going on,” says Fermoile. “But it’s something we’ll be able to tell her about when she learns about it in school later on.”
Someone even set up a website, parentsforoccupywallst.com. Its slogan: “creating change now for our children’s future.”
The group is planning a sleepover at the park for parents and children Frday night.
Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica. You can follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustinMore Justin Elliott.
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.