Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio is gearing up for what he expects will be the toughest of his five re-election campaigns.
The Maricopa County sheriff is facing a determined effort from immigration rights activists to push him out.
He is also facing a lawsuit that alleges his department violated the civil rights of Hispanics and another suit filed by the Justice Department.
Arpaio has a massive $4.2 million campaign treasury and he remains the favorite in the November election.
In an interview, he was defiant and confident as always, and disagreed that illegal immigration has lost its political punch. He says he gets hundreds of people coming up to him and thanking him.
Arpaio usually easily wins re-election, but he now says he may have a tighter race. He says that’s because he has people coming after him. such as the Justice Department.
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.