Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is looking into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of Chinese officials to help it boost its business in China, according to The New York Times.
The Times is citing a U.S. government document for details of the investigation. It says the bank hired the son of a former Chinese banking regulator and the daughter of a Chinese railway official. The Times reports that the official was later detained on accusations of taking cash bribes in exchange for handing out government contracts.
A JPMorgan securities filing earlier this month said the SEC’s enforcement division is seeking information about the bank’s employment of some people in Hong Kong and its business relationships with some clients.
JPMorgan says it is fully cooperating with regulators.
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.