Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Conciliation after infidelity is always difficult and, as former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford reportedly discovered, not even politics conquers all. According to a New York magazine report, Sanford asked his ex-wife, whom he had cheated on and admitted so much publicly, to run his Congressional campaign.
Jenny Sanford had run her husband’s previous campaign for a House seat in 1994. But that was before Sanford was forced to admit on national TV that he had an extramarital affair. According to New York mag, Sanford went to visit his ex-wife to ask whether she would be running for the House seat vacated by Tim Scott when Nikki Haley appointed Scott to the Senate herself. On learning that she would not, the former governor reportedly asked, “Since you’re not running, I want to know if you’ll run my campaign … We could put the team back together.”
The Sanfords have “barely been on speaking terms” since their divorce, New York reported. But the man who ran away with his Argentinian mistress told his ex-wife, “I could pay you this time.”
Jenny said no.
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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.