Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
So far, the scandal surrounding former Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., hasn’t turned into a problem for other House Democrats, the way that former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., became a millstone around the neck of his fellow Republicans in 2006. But the GOP would like to change that.
On Thursday afternoon, the House voted overwhelmingly in favor of opening an investigation into what Democratic leaders and staffers knew about harassment allegations against Massa. House Minority Leader John Boehner had introduced the resolution that calls for the investigation not long before.
The vote went 404-2 in favor of the bill; the no votes came, oddly enough, from Republicans, Reps. Timothy Johson and Dana Rohrabacher.
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.