Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the country needs to reevaluate its values and consider common-sense gun control measures after a mass shooting at a Connecticut school.
Duncan was speaking at a Washington elementary school one week after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. He says “reasonable people should be able to agree on these restrictions,” including limiting civilian access to military-style assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
He says the country also needs to focus on making access to mental health care easier while “limiting easy access to guns.”
Duncan’s comments reflect President Barack Obama’s stance on gun control since last week’s shooting deaths of 20 young children and six adults.
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.