Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Both presidential candidates have coined silly terms for their opponents. Let the name calling begin:
Yesterday, Obama attacked Romney’s tax plan during a campaign stop in Connecticut. “It’s like Robin Hood in reverse — it’s Romney-hood,” the president quipped.
Conservatives were not amused, and Romney responded in kind.
“We’ve been watching the president say a lot of things about me and about my policies, and they’re just not right,” Romney told Fox News in our quote of the day. “If I were to coin a term, it would be ‘Obamaloney.’ He’s serving up a dish which is, simply, in contradiction of the truth and it relates to everything from how I’m going to help the middle class to tax policy. He’s just simply saying things that are not accurate.”
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.