Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drafters of the Republican National Committee platform are taking a hard line on immigration, calling for an end to so-called sanctuary cities and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public universities.
Republicans meeting in Tampa, Fla., this week have adopted a series of amendments to the party’s platform that also call for the federal government to complete a fence along the border with Mexico and require all U.S. businesses to use the government’s E-Verify program to ensure that no illegal immigrants are hired.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is an informal adviser to Mitt Romney on immigration, proposed the amendments. They mirror the party’s 2008 platform. The amendments received broad support from delegates on the party’s platform committee.
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.