Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
March was yet another grim month for auto sales in the U.S., in what is shaping up to be, reports the Wall Street Journal, “the industry’s toughest year in at least a decade.” GM reported a 19 percent decline, year-over year; Ford 14 percent; and Toyota, 10 percent.
But there is a silver lining, for anyone who cares about fuel efficiency in an era of unprecendented high gas prices. The Toyota Prius vs. Ford Explorer smackdown continues!
Amazingly, Toyota reported that 20,634 of the 20,635 Priuses sold in March were bought by residents of Berkeley, Calif.
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.