Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House leaders are working to line up votes for nearly $4 billion in food stamp cuts, but some GOP moderates are questioning if that is too much.
The savings would be achieved by allowing states to put broad new work requirements in place for many food stamp recipients and test applicants for drugs. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday.
The bill also would end government waivers that have allowed able-bodied adults who don’t have dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely.
Conservatives have said the almost $80 billion-a-year program has become bloated in recent years and needs to be slimmed down.
The White House has threatened a veto, saying the cuts could “affect a broad array of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet.”
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.