Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s president has granted vast new power to one of her advisers, a young economist who was the brains behind the takeover of Argentina’s oil company.
Axel Kicillof is now responsible for managing the state’s investments in private firms — a position that could give him a powerful role inside companies that drive the economy.
President Cristina Fernandez also put Kicillof in charge of a commission responsible for implementing the country’s new energy policy on Friday. The commission has the power to set oil and gas prices, and companies will be obligated to open their books to auditors who can apply sanctions if they don’t meet the government’s investment goals.
Oil industry expert Daniel Bosque says it sends a bad signal to companies already feeling government pressure.
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.