Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
After addressing a crowd of 1,500 supporters in her home district of Fort Worth Wednesday night, state Sen. Wendy Davis acknowledged in an interview that SB 1, the draconian abortion omnibus bill that was just approved by the Texas House, will likely pass the Senate on Friday.
But she was quick to add that the fight to protect access to reproductive health services and safe abortion care in Texas is far from over.
The bill may pass, Davis told Dallas-Fort Worth’s News 8, but “it will immediately be followed by legal action to [prevent] the enforcement of the law.”
When asked about the possibility of Texas Democrats breaking quorum to avoid a vote, Davis said it wasn’t an option she was currently considering: “There’s been a lot of rule-breaking going on at the Capitol right now. We could break that rule. We could break quorum. But unfortunately, we’ll just see another day. I have no doubt the governor is hell-bent to pass this bill.”
Full segment here:
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.