Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Ann Romney has stepped out into a new role for the final stretch of the campaign: Character witness and defender in chief.
She admonishes her husband’s Republican critics. And she tries to convince woman that Mitt Romney is on their side. She also counters the portrait her husband’s opponent paints of a soul-less corporate raider.
In the weeks since her big convention debut, she has become the center of a campaign within the campaign.
She has her own charter airplane, holds her own fundraisers, campaigns at her own events, and often sits down for more local interviews than the nominee.
On Monday, she held an event in Henderson, Nev., competing with President Barack Obama, who was in town to prepare for his head-to-head matchup with Mitt Romney.
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.