Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education issues are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill after months of relative neglect. Lawmakers from both parties — as well as President Barack Obama — are trying to gain the upper hand just as the school year is ending and, for many college students, the cost of education is about to go up.
On Thursday, the Senate is set to consider competing bills to keep student loan rates from doubling.
And Democratic lawmakers have introduced a sweeping rewrite of the education law known as No Child Left Behind. Senate Republicans are expected to rollout a No Child Left Behind alternative before the end of this week.
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.