Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Maine state Rep. Ken Fredette, a Republican, argued that he and his fellow Republicans think differently about accepting federal healthcare funds because his “man’s brain” is more concerned about potential costs.
“I can’t help but think of a title of a book, ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,’” Fredette began. “And it’s a book about the fact that men sort of think one way in their own brain in their own world, and women think another way in their own brain in their own world. And it really talks about the way men and women can do a better job at communicating.”
He continued: “From the other side of the aisle, I hear the conversation being about ‘free this is free, we need to take it and it’s free and we need to do it now,’ and that’s sort of the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain being a man’s brain sort of thinks differently, because I say, well, it’s not — if it’s free is it really free? Because I say, in my brain, ‘there’s a cost to this.’”
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
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.