Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is playing golf with three senators.
Democrat Mark Udall of Colorado and Republicans Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Bob Corker of Tennessee will join Obama for a round at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. That’s where Obama frequently plays golf on weekends with aides and friends.
The round comes as the White House and Democrats are working to secure support for an immigration overhaul — especially from Republicans. They’re hoping that a strong bipartisan showing in the Senate will strengthen the bill’s prospects for passing the Republican-controlled House.
Obama has also reached out to lawmakers from both parties in hopes of laying the ground for compromise on fiscal issues.
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.