Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
During his time in California’s Senate, Roy Ashburn voted against every single gay rights measure that came up. That made the story of his arrest two weeks ago — he was pulled over for drunk driving after leaving a gay bar, and he had another man in the car with him — more than a little interesting.
On Monday, Ashburn admitted to what everyone had pretty much figured out now.
“I’m gay,” he said in a radio interview. “Those are the words that have been so difficult for me for so long.” The Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert blog reports that Ashburn explained that he voted the way he did on gay rights because he felt that’s what the voters of his district wanted.
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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.