Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
At a recent Q&A, Dan Savage talked marriage equality and the “straight people suck” conservative legal defense that played out in the Supreme Court hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8.
When asked about possible outcomes for the two high court cases, Savage predicted a short-term loss but long-term win for gay couples and families, explaining equal rights opponents are “running out of excuses.”
And in rare Savage form, the clip is entirely SFW. No headphones necessary.
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.