Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to speak in California to commemorate the centennial of President Ronald Reagan’s birth.
His appearance Saturday night comes as conservatives are newly energized, after elections last year in which Republicans gained ground in Congress and in many statehouses around the county.
Cheney, who had broad influence in George W. Bush’s White House, has heckled the Obama administration at many turns and has predicted President Barack Obama will be a one-term president.
The group sponsoring the event — the conservative Young America’s Foundation — was founded to promote conservative ideas on college campuses and purchased Reagan’s former ranch in 1998.
Sarah Palin addressed the group Friday.
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.