Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
A new anti-Obamacare cartoon put out by a conservative political website called Comically Incorrect suggests that requiring insurance coverage of birth control somehow gives men herpes.
For context, the website’s other recent creative outputs include a drawing of President Obama murdering a doctor with a huge sword.
But back to herpes.
The comic by A.F. Branco reads, “Got insurance? No. What I ‘got’ is an S.T.D. from one of the many women who now get free birth control and a website I can’t access. Now you can, too. Thanks, Obamacare.”
There is no correlation between getting comprehensive health insurance coverage and the spread of herpes, though having health insurance does enable people to get regular S.T.D. screenings and treatment for sexual health issues they face … so, there’s that. Perhaps Branco needs information on what sexually transmitted infections are and how they are transmitted.
In which case, we’re happy to provide a link to a website on birth control and safe sex practices – hopefully A.F. Branco can access it.
h/t Max Read
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.