Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader says he has not prohibited talks with the U.S. but urged caution with any possible dialogue.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the American government as untrustworthy. His comments were posted on his website Sunday.
Iran’s president-elect, Hasan Rouhani, has pledged to follow a path of moderation and interaction with the outside world. Khamenei told outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other top government officials that Iran believes in interaction with the world, but it must determine the goals of its adversaries. Otherwise it will suffer, he said.
Iran and the U.S. are in deep disagreement over Iran’s nuclear program.
Rouhani, who won a landslide victory in the June 14 presidential election, will be sworn in Aug. 4. Iran sent invitations to world leaders to attend his inauguration.
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.