Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Brent Bozell (or L. Brent Bozell III, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing), a nephew of William F. Buckley and a conservative activist and writer, is a pretty silly person.
But the thing about politics is, provided they’ve got friends with a lot of money (or a lot of money themselves), silly people can make a difference! Or at least be a nuisance.
When it comes to Bozell’s right-wing nonprofit, ForAmerica, and its announced goal of getting “the GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate to step aside,” the likelihood is high that Bozell, despite his big talk, will be the latter.
According to a report from CNN, ForAmerica has announced its intention to spend six figures on a digital ad campaign intended to shun GOP leadership from the national stage. And by “GOP leadership,” they don’t just mean Rep. John Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell but also Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Sen. John Cornyn.
What have these GOP higher-ups done to deserve expulsion? Bozell told CNN that he’s tired of Republicans approaching Tea Party supporters and other conservative activists in order to “[plead] for our money, our volunteers, our time, our energy and our votes.”
Despite all that he and his ilk have given, Bozell says, there is “not a single conservative accomplishment this so-called ‘leadership’ can point to.”
Check out one of ForAmerica’s digital attack ads, this one against McConnell, below:
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.