Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
While speaking before an audience at the Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council, Chris Christie pointedly criticized the Republican party for “bad decision-making and a loss of courage.”
Christie’s ire was directed primarily at Republicans who believe the party can win by focusing its energies on turning out its Tea Party base. ”Our country is changing, demographically and economically,” Christie said. “Candidates have to understand who they’re asking to lead.” He urged Republicans to embrace once gain the so-called big tent model of conservatism, saying that campaigns focused instead of the GOP base “aren’t working.”
“That’s not the way to win,” Christie said.
Christie went on to say that “everyone down here in D.C. has failed,” citing the recent government shutdown, which he called “a train wreck everybody saw coming for months,” as proof. D.C.’s problem, in Christie’s telling, “primarily is the people.” Christie didn’t name names, but he did say, “What we have in Washington now are absolutists.”
On the question of whether Christie harbored plans to run for president, the New Jersey governor demurred, merely saying he’d make his plans public “when I have to.”
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.