Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
At least three Republican electors say they may not support their party’s presidential ticket when the Electoral College meets in December to formally elect the new president.
That prospect is escalating tensions within the GOP and adding a fresh layer of intrigue to the final weeks of the White House race.
The electors are all supporters of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul. They tell The Associated Press they are exploring options should Mitt Romney win their states.
They express frustration at how Republican leaders have worked to suppress Paul’s conservative movement and his legion of loyal supporters.
The defection of multiple electors would be unprecedented in the last 116 years of U.S. politics. And it would raise the remote possibility of a president and vice president from different parties.
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.