Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is making fun of his name, politics and the presidential campaign in a freewheeling political romp where he’s exchanging one-liners with rival Mitt Romney in a humorous break from the heated presidential contest.
Obama recalled his panned first debate, noting that millions who watched the second debate hadn’t focused on the first debate. And he said that would include him.
The president spoke Thursday night at the annual Alfred W. Smith Memorial Dinner, a Catholic charity fundraiser that attracts top New York luminaries from politics, the media and finance
Obama noted that Mitt is actually Romney’s middle name. Pausing, he added with some longing: “Wish I could use my middle name.”
It is Hussein.
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.