Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
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Bill de Blasio has been the mayor of New York City for barely more than a month, but he’s already facing a crisis of epic proportions, one that threatens to not only mar his first term but also guarantee he fails to win a second.
That’s right: He’s pissed off Al Roker.
Roker’s in Sochi for the Olympics, but that doesn’t mean he’s unaware of the tidal wave of snow that engulfed New York City on Thursday. He knows about de Blasio’s controversial decision to keep schools open, too.
Roker unleashed a torrent of critical tweets on Thursday morning, slamming de Blasio’s decision and predicting that the negative consequences of making the city’s children brave the snow to get to school will be so bad that they’ll sink the mayor’s chances of winning a second term.
From start to finish, here’s Roker’s rant:
Why are schools all around NYC closed? It's going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
And how about all the parents and caregivers who have to scramble to get their kids home? Is there no one there with any common sense?— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
@BillseBlasio Gov. Cuomo declaring state of emergency for the Mid-Hudson, New York City, and L.I. as a Nor'Easter storm continues affect NY— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
Mr. Mayor, I could never run NYC, but I know when it's time to keep kids home from school— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014
In conclusion: Al Roker may not be 100 percent sure of how to spell the mayor of New York City’s name, but he’s dead certain that de Blasio’s opting to keep schools open was a big, big mistake. So if you find yourself on the losing end in 2017, Mr. Mayor, don’t say Roker didn’t warn you.
P.S. For the sake of balance, we feel it’s only right to include this explanation of why de Blasio chose to keep schools open. The answer is more defensible than you might think.
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.