Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Aggressively conservative Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, tweeted that conservatives should “crush liberalism” in order to honor former British P.M. Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday.
The best way to honor Baroness Thatcher is to crush liberalism and sweep it into the dustbin of history. What are you doing this morning?— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) April 8, 2013
Stockman, who was elected to the House in 2012, has in just a short time become one of the more outspoken conservatives in Congress, comparing President Obama to Saddam Hussein, threatening to try to impeach the president for gun control, and generally trolling liberals on Twitter:
The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out.— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) March 21, 2013
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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.