Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
It was only a matter of time.
From the Houston Chronicle: “The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina.” The Chronicle says that a Halliburton subsidiary, KBR, will also perform damage assessments at naval facilities in New Orleans.
KBR got the work under a pursuant to a contract awarded to it in a competitive-bid process in 2004, the Chronicle says. There’s no word on whether Dick Cheney was involved then, or really on what he’s doing now. The vice president has been on vacation in Wyoming for much of the week; when the Washington Post’s Dan Froomkin asked a White House spokeswoman Wednesday about Cheney’s plans to return to Washington, he was told: “He will certainly be coming back. I’m not able to tell you the day right now. I don’t have that handy.” Whenever the vice president returned, he’s back now. We have photographic proof: Cheney was in the White House Rose Garden this morning, chatting with Karl Rove as the president delivered his weekly radio address.
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.