Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
As Rush Limbaugh faces more heat over his attempts to “slut”-shame Sandra Fluke for testifying before Congress in support of student healthcare-covered birth control, there’s one big supporter of the conservative talk show host that’s largely avoided scrutiny: the U.S. military. On Open Salon, Heather Michon explains:
One of Rush’s biggest enablers has so far escaped attention: the American Forces Network. For years, Limbaugh’s show has been beamed around the globe to service members, military support staff and families. Other attempts have been made to remove him from that network and have failed.
This is the time.
In his more customized attacks on Fluke, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Limbaugh has a two-decade-long track record of classifying women as inferior goods. This is the man who coined the term “Feminazi,” who once stated that “feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.” In Rush World, most women are either babes, sluts or whores. They’re cunning and manipulative or whiny and weak. There’s not much middle ground.
Read the whole post on Open Salon.
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.