Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Washington state Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon does not like to see his Seattle Seahawks lose.
Taking to his Twitter account after the Seahawks’ defeat to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Fitzgibbon tweeted, “Losing a football game sucks. Losing to a desert racist wasteland sucks a lot.”
Fitzgibbon deleted the tweet, but not before the Associated Press’ Mike Baker got a screen-grab and tweeted it on his own:
Post is down, but here’s a screengrab of Wash. lawmaker calling Arizona a “racist wasteland” after Seahawks loss: pic.twitter.com/2itY19WWkN
— Mike Baker (@MikeBakerAP) December 23, 2013
Fitzgibbon would ultimately tell Baker in an interview that he called Arizona racist because of the state’s controversial law requiring police officers to ask suspects about their immigration status. The law, Fitzgibbon told Baker, amounted to racial profiling. During his talk with Baker, Fitzgibbon also apologized for the tweet, describing it simply as an example of sports fan trash talk. “If folks are going to take that too seriously, then I’m sorry about that,” Fitzgibbon said.
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.