Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan isn’t taking sides in the Chicago teachers’ strike that is keeping more than 350,000 students out of the classroom.
Duncan says he hopes the union and school board will come together quickly to get kids back in school.
Duncan is also the former chief of Chicago’s public school system. He says he’s confident both sides are working in the best interests of students.
Duncan says as teachers and school districts have done in elsewhere in the country, they should collaborate at the bargaining table to find a solution that puts kids first.
A spokesman for President Barack Obama said he hasn’t taken sides in the dispute. Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney, said teachers were turning their backs on students and that Obama was siding with the strikers.
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.