Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats hoped Nebraska’s Senate race would be the story of Bob Kerrey’s political revival.
Instead, the emergence of Republican Deb Fischer, a previously little-known state senator, has given the GOP its clearest shot at taking a U.S. Senate seat away from Democrats.
Less than two weeks until the election, Fischer enjoys a clear lead.
Kerrey, a former governor and U.S. senator who later served as president of a university in New York was encouraged by national Democrats to make the race. He admits he has struggled with being labeled a carpetbagger in ads by outside spending groups, but he insists he may yet spring a surprise.
Republicans need to net four seats to take control of the Senate if President Barack Obama is re-elected, three if Mitt Romney wins.
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.