Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the way people have reacted to the Boston Marathon bombings and Texas fertilizer plant explosion has been incredible.
Biden told Michigan Democrats at a dinner Saturday night that a debt of gratitude is owed to authorities and regular citizens for their “resilience, heroism, commitment and love.” He says the reaction shows good can result from pain and carnage.
The vice president says this week’s jarring defeat on gun-control legislation in the Senate shows that Democrats must do better in the 2014 midterm elections because senators say they didn’t want to vote for the measure because they knew it wouldn’t pass the Republican-led House.
Biden spoke in Detroit at the state Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraiser. He has not ruled out a presidential run in 2016.
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.