Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
If you’re thinking that the 2008 presidential campaign has already been going on forever — and if you’re thinking that the folks in, say, New Hampshire must really be feeling that way — maybe it’s time to think again. New Granite State polls from CNN and WMUR show that 66 percent of New Hampshire Republicans and 55 percent of New Hampshire Democrats are still “trying to decide” which presidential candidate to support.
When the pollsters asked Republicans whom they’d support if they had to vote today, 25 percent said Mitt Romney and 24 percent said Rudy Giuliani, a statistical dead heat and a pretty serious change of fortune for Romney, who led Giuliani by 14 percentage points in July. The rest of the pack: John McCain (18 percent), Fred Thompson (13 percent), Ron Paul (4 percent), Mike Huckabee (3 percent), Sam Brownback (2 percent) and Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter at 1 percent each.
Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton widens the lead she held in earlier polls. She was ahead of her nearest challenger by nine percentage points in July; now she leads by 20 points. The current breakdown: Clinton (43 percent), Barack Obama (20 percent), John Edwards (12 percent), Bill Richardson (6 percent), Joe Biden (3 percent), Dennis Kucinich (3 percent) Chris Dodd (1 percent) and Mike Gravel (0 percent).
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.