Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The Romney campaign announced that it was canceling a Monday campaign stop in Orlando because the candidate was too exhausted after nearly 48 hours of pushing Paul Ryan as his V.P. pick, the Orlando Sentinel reported, citing a campaign official.
Romney was set to stop early Monday afternoon in Conway, Florida, in the house of attorney Christi Adams and her fiance Jeff Lawson, a software engineer who ran for the Florida House of Representatives early this year. A spokesman for the campaign told the Sentinel that the cancelation was due to exhaustion and that Romney would soon return to Florida. He added that it had nothing to do with the fact that the couple is not married.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schulz suggested that Romney changed his plans because Paul Ryan would increase Medicare costs for seniors.
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.