Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — An AP-GfK poll shows there’s clear support for President Barack Obama’s insistence on raising taxes on the highest-income Americans. There’s also a dwindling preference for cutting government services as the best way to curb budget deficits.
The findings seem to strengthen Obama’s hand in his fiscal cliff negotiations with Republicans. The president wants to raise taxes on the rich and cut spending by less than the GOP wants.
In the poll, 48 percent want tax cuts on income exceeding $250,000 to expire in January while continuing them for everyone else. Just 32 percent want to renew the tax cuts for everyone.
More people want to cut government services than raise taxes to reduce federal deficits. But the number with that preference has been dropping since last year.
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.