Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tea party freshman Allen West is giving up his fight to remain in Congress after two weeks of recount battles in court.
The first-term Republican says in a statement Tuesday he has conceded the race to Democrat Patrick Murphy. Murphy is a 29-year-old political newcomer.
Murphy has held the lead in the race since the wee hours of Election Night, but West’s campaign questioned the voting results in South Florida’s District 18. After several appearances in court and two partial recounts in St. Lucie County, West says his fight is over.
West leaves Washington as one of the best-known figures of the tea party wave elected to Congress in 2010. He made national headlines with fiery speeches and off-the-cuff comments that roused people of all political persuasions.
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.