Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
There aren’t all that many races where having former Vice President Dick Cheney on your side would give you a boost politically. But in a Republican primary in Texas? Well, that’s a different story.
Cheney’s going to be throwing his weight behind Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who’s going to be leaving her seat in order to challenge incumbent Gov. Rick Perry. According to the Associated Press, Cheney will be campaigning with Hutchison on Nov. 17.
The former vice president’s presence adds another interesting dynamic to a race that was already going to be one to watch. Perry’s positioning himself as the conservative candidate, and tarring Hutchison as too liberal; Cheney’s endorsement might throw a monkey wrench in those works. Perry does have former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on his side, though.
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
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.