Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some of the tea party Republicans elected to Congress two years ago are seeing their beliefs put to the test as they campaign for second terms.
They’re caught between their promises to rein in government spending and the demands of constituents who had grown accustomed to money and projects being steered back home.
In Michigan, freshman Dan Benishek has drawn criticism for voting to cut rural airline subsidies and failing to seek continued federal funding of an Olympic scholarship program in his district.
His Democratic opponent says Benishek is putting ideology ahead of his constituents’ needs.
Benishek says voters sent him to Washington to reduce the deficit and that’s what he’s trying to do.
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.