Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Republican senate candidate Richard Mourdock, R-Ind., explained in a debate why he opposes abortion in almost all cases, including rape or incest. “I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen,” Mourdock said.
Here’s the video, cut by the Indiana Democrats:
Mourdock’s opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly, responded in a statement after the debate. “The God I believe in and the God I know most Hoosiers believe in, does not intend for rape to happen—ever,” he said. “What Mr. Mourdock said is shocking, and it is stunning that he would be so disrespectful to survivors of rape.”
Just this week, Mitt Romney cut a statewide ad on behalf of Mourdock, calling him “the 51st vote” needed to repeal the health care reform law.
Via Evan McMorris-Santoro of TPM.
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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.