Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to speak at next month’s Conservative Political Action Conference, making his first public speech since losing the 2012 election to President Barack Obama.
Organizers say Romney will speak on March 15 at the annual meeting of conservative activists. Romney advisers say it will be a chance for him to express his appreciation to supporters and friends.
Romney has maintained a low profile since the election, spending time at his California home. He met with supporters in Washington after the election and visited Obama at the White House for lunch.
American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas says they look forward to hearing Romney’s views on national and global affairs and “the future of the conservative movement.”
Romney’s speech was first reported by the National Review.
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.