Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Before this week, David Paterson was simply an unpopular governor — a profoundly unpopular one, in fact, who was trailing his likely Democratic primary challenger by nearly 50 points in polls.
But now he’s also a disgraced governor, thanks to a devastating New York Times report that the governor’s office may have used the State Police to intimidate a woman who accused a top Paterson aide of assault. In response, Paterson is now ending his campaign for a full term.
In commemoration of this week’s events, we invite you to take Salon’s slide-show tour of the fraternity of disgraced governors to which Paterson has just been initiated.
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.