Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
On Monday’s “Fox & Friends,” P.R. intern Donald Trump mentioned that he had a “very very big” announcement about President Barack Obama — one that he believes could change the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. Of course, Trump is milking the attention for all it’s worth:
My announcement is tomorrow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2012
Tomorrow I will be tweeting on only one subject!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2012
The last time he hyped a big unveil it was a video for the RNC that never aired. (The event was rained out, but Salon’s Alex Pareene also beat the Donald to the punch):
Naturally Salon is eagerly anticipating Trump’s “large, bordering on gigantic” announcement about President Obama and readers have joined in on the fun. We asked you to tweet theories to #TrumpSurprise — here are some of the best:
Obama sold cocaine in college
There’s still something to that birther theory, after all
We found another birth certificate for the President at Area 51 with tentacle marks on it. #TrumpSurprise— Bill Alford (@MyOwnPrvtIdaho) October 23, 2012
He found no evidence that President Obama ever renewed his birth certificate. #trumpsurprise— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) October 22, 2012
Trump will release Obama’s college transcripts
Trump talked about Obama college record this summer. #trumpsurprise just blather re. prez getting financial aid as foreign exchange student?— Robb Hughes (@ARobbWith2Bs) October 23, 2012
#trumpsurprise Barry Soetoro registers for college as a Foreign Exchange Student not as a US Citizen— Larry House (@larryhouse) October 23, 2012
Source indicates that while at Occidental, Obama publicly "matriculated" #TrumpSurprise— Popehat (@Popehat) October 23, 2012
That Obama has marital problems
Obama and Monica Lewinsky seen at a Motel 6 in Lima, Ohio! The Donald has the photos!! #TrumpSurprise— E Marlowe (@the_e_marlowe) October 23, 2012
It’s just a P.R. stunt
Maybe it’s something mundane
Donald Trump to reveal on Wednesday that Barack Obama's Chicago Public Library card expired in 2003 and has not been renewed. #TrumpSurprise— Harry Ramble (@HarryRamble) October 23, 2012
Or maybe it’s not
Obama is the one who doped Lance Armstrong. Every race. #TrumpSurprise— rustbeltrants (@rustbeltrants) October 23, 2012
#TrumpSurprise - That he's endorsing Barack Obama for President of the United States.— BJ Malloy (@BJAMalloy) October 23, 2012
#TrumpSurprise "Obama... *Darth Vader breathing sound F/X* I am your father..." Dun dun DUN!!!— Spensierata (@spensierata) October 23, 2012
Tune in tomorrow for the big unveil.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
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.