Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur has defeated longtime Washington colleague Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIN’-ich) in a bruising Ohio showdown made necessary by a newly drawn congressional map.
Kaptur is in her 15th term representing the Toledo area. She ran a campaign that emphasized her record of bringing federal money and projects back to the state.
In a concession speech just past midnight, a bitter Kucinich described Kaptur’s campaign as “lacking in integrity, filled with false truths.”
Kucinich is an eight-term congressman and two-time presidential candidate from Cleveland known for his quirky style and politically combative flair. Last summer, he had flirted with running for an open House seat in Washington state.
The two vied for a newly drawn district that tied Toledo to Cleveland along the Lake Erie shoreline.
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.