Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — President George W. Bush says he’s encouraged by signs of progress in overhauling the U.S. immigration system.
But the former president also says he hopes the bill passes on its own, and not because of lawmakers’ fears of alienating the Hispanic community.
Bush tells “CBS This Morning” he understands the politics of fellow Republicans softening their stand on immigration after last year’s presidential election. But he also says, quote, “I hope that’s not why it happens. I hope it happens because that’s the right thing to do.”
On another controversial issue, Bush demurred when asked if he supports gay marriage.
He tells CBS anchor Charlie Rose, “I’m not weighing in on these issues because I made a decision to get off the stage, so I’m off the stage.”
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.