Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is telling Iowa Republicans he understands their frustration with the results from Election Day but is urging them not to lose hope or abandon their principles.
Rubio told an audience Saturday night that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama won re-election because the country’s views have changed so dramatically. Rubio, a rising star in the GOP who could make a White House run in 2016, says the United States needs to return to conservative principles or else risk losing its global dominance.
Rubio spoke at a party for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and says his trip was solely to help a friend celebrate his 66th birthday. But a visit so soon after Mitt Romney’s presidential bid came up short is stoking buzz about Rubio’s presidential ambitions.
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.