Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
President Obama will tour the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, accompanied by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to survey the state’s rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
From the Washington Post:
During remarks at the Asbury Park Convention Hall after his tour, Obama is expected to praise the resilience of the local communities, while also emphasizing the federal government’s response to the storm, which has been widely praised, including by Christie. By shining a spotlight on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the president is able to endorse the role of government at a time when public attitudes toward the IRS have soured.
Obama “will underscore his administration’s ongoing commitment to stand with the impacted communities as the important work of recovery continues,” the White House said in a statement.
The President just finished a visit to Moore, Okla., which was devastated in last week’s tornado. ”Obviously the damage here is pretty hard to comprehend,” Obama said.
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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.