Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON — Negotiations on a massive Wall Street bailout are about to start up again tonight. John McCain won’t be there, but as far as top Democrats are concerned, he wasn’t helping, anyway.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Chris Dodd, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, essentially accused McCain of having torpedoed the agreement in principle that Dodd and others had announced earlier in the day. They also said he’d shown no interest in participating in further talks, which are scheduled to begin around 8 p.m. EDT Thursday. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and Senate Republicans will join House and Senate Democrats in the meeting. It wasn’t clear whether House Republicans (who appear to have concocted their own plan) would attend; Reid said he asked Paulson to invite them.
Referring to a meeting President Bush held at the White House with McCain, Barack Obama and congressional leaders on Thursday afternoon, Reid said, “I would suggest that anyone in that meeting that tried to understand what John McCain said in the meeting, couldn’t … John McCain did nothing to help. He only hurt the process.”
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.