Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has withdrawn an offer for talks on reunions of separated Korean families and resuming tours to a North Korean mountain resort.
South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Thursday that North Korea instead wants to focus on ongoing negotiations meant to reopen a shuttered jointly run factory complex.
The two Koreas recently agreed on a desire to reopen the Kaesong complex north of their border, but they’re still discussing how to do that.
Talks aimed at restarting the factory park ended Wednesday with no breakthrough. But both sides agreed to meet again Monday to discuss restoring what was once a symbol of cooperation between the rivals.
Seoul says it will again ask North Korea to agree to talks on family reunions.
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.