Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Everyone will still be talking today about Bill Clinton’s performance on “Fox News Sunday,” when he went off on host Chris Wallace for “doing Fox’s bidding” and performing a “conservative hit job” (with a “smirk” on this face, no less) by pressing him about why he didn’t do more about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida. It certainly made for riveting TV. The Washington Post points out that Wallace is not usually considered part of the Fox “network’s conservative commentariat,” while Jake Tapper suggests that there actually didn’t seem to be huge Republican opposition to Clinton when he went after bin Laden in 1998. Arianna Huffington, meanwhile, has little pity for Clinton, claiming he sort of had it coming: “The bipartisan love-in he’s been engaged in over the last several years has resulted in jack-squat.”
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.