Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
A congressman elected during the Tea Party wave year of 2010 thinks it’s time for his party to give up on stopping Obamacare and move on.
Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida told National Journal, “Ultimately [Obamacare's] going to happen, in my opinion. We have voted 41 times to defund it or get rid of it. If my people back home say: Oh my gosh you voted to fund Obamacare, so be it. We’ve lost this battle. We need to move on to the next one.”
Ross joins a growing list of Republican lawmakers who have expressed anxiety over their party’s government shutdown strategy. Rep. Devin Nunes called some of his fellow Republicans “[l]emmings with suicide vests,” while Rep. Charlie Dent has reportedly been working behind the scenes to persuade his party’s leadership to abandon the shutdown course. Rep. Peter King, for his part, complained that the shutdown strategy was “going nowhere.”
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.