Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has a 64-page blueprint for change. Republican rival Mitt Romney offers a 59-point jobs plan. Yet voters still sense something’s missing.
Just 40 percent of Americans feel Obama “has a clear plan for solving the country’s problems,” according to a June survey by Gallup. Thirty-eight percent say Romney has a specific plan.
Plenty of presidential elections have been marked by a lack of specifics from the candidates. But the vagueness in the 2012 race is even more pronounced because both campaigns are spending more time arguing about past issues like Obama’s health care law and Romney’s private sector experience.
What they’d do in the future if elected isn’t getting a lot of campaign attention.
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.