Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead co-hosted a fundraiser Monday night in support of Texas reproductive health service providers and the many, many women who, after HB 2 went into effect earlier this month, have been forced to travel hours and sometimes across state lines to access abortion care that is no longer available in many parts of the state.
The pair took a quick break from the event to speak with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about the recent proliferation of abortion restrictions across the country and why they decided to organize the telethon.
Silverman put it rather bluntly.
“I think vaginas really, really scare people, honestly,” she said.
And as for why she wanted to get involved with the reproductive rights crisis unfolding in Texas, Silverman explained, “I believe in a woman’s right to choose. Very quietly, our rights are being chipped away, state by state, sometimes more loudly than others. Also, much like the pro-lifers, I believe in protecting the child … when she’s being forced to have a baby at 14.”
Watch the full clip 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.