Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
During Attorney General Eric Holder’s appearance at the House Judiciary Committee, the proceedings got a little bit heated after Rep. Darrell Issa questioned Holder about the lack of access to emails between the Obama administration and Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez, which Issa claimed could show a violation of the Federal Records Act. “You didn’t want us to see the details,” Issa said.
Holder interrupted Issa: “No, no, that’s what you typically do — No, I am not going to stop talking now,” Holder said, adding: “It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress. It’s unacceptable, and it’s shameful.”
Holder and Issa, R-Calif., have a pretty contentious relationship, and are currently mired in a court battle over internal Department of Justice documents related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-running case. Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, successfully pushed to hold Holder in contempt of Congress last year for refusing to release the documents.
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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.