Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to send the Senate 10 nominees for ambassador, including two active in Democratic Party politics who were top fundraisers for Obama’s presidential campaigns.
Obama announced he intends to nominate Deniser Bauer as ambassador to Belgium. Bauer was the finance chair for Women for Obama from 2011 to 2012 and served on the Obama national finance committee in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns.
Obama also intends to nominate James “Wally” Brewster to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Now a senior managing partner for the Chicago consulting firm SB&K Global, Brewster was a fundraiser for Obama and an inaugural committee contributor.
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.