Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Todd “legitimate rape” Akin finally weighed in on Karl Rove’s and American Crossroads’ efforts to ensure that another Todd Akin doesn’t make it through a primary. “It may be another example of big-government conservatism, to try to bypass primaries,” Akin told the Hill. “If they were successful, it basically helps kill the grassroots heart of the party. I think it’s very non-constructive.”
Akin was responding to the Conservative Victory Project, an effort by Crossroads to fund mainstream Republicans in primary races to ensure that unelectable conservatives, like Akin, don’t make it to the general election.
Akin added that the Conservative Victory Project is a “misleading” name, and the group “is trying to get rid of conservatives, which is very thinly disguised.”
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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.