Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two of Mitt Romney’s senior advisers say they are backing Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate they once shunned.
Former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent, Romney’s go-to on Russia and defense policy, said Friday that he’s behind the congressman who’s been apologizing for weeks for his comments on “legitimate rape.” Earlier this week, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, Romney’s liaison to Congress, announced that he’d back Akin, too.
Former Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri also endorsed Akin on Friday. All three had called on Akin to drop out of his campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Akin stayed in, and has won the endorsements of a key conservative group and some Republicans.
Former Missouri Republican Sens. John Danforth and John Ashcroft still are not backing Akin.
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.