Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross has a scoop: His house is on fire! And Brian Ross is on the scene.
The flames were coming from an office on the first floor where I wrote a good portion of my book on Bernie Madoff, and that I often use on weekends when I appear on-air during breaking news. I was in the house, and working in that office, on Sunday less than 24 hours before the fire. Luckily no one was in the house when the fire started.
This is posted at ABC News’ website. Under the headline, “Fire Damages My Connecticut Home,” which is so perfect that I wish I’d made it up. (Subhead: “Sharon, Connecticut Fire Department Saves The Day.”)
According to Brian Ross, this is his weekend and summer house, and he was introduced to Lichtfield County, Conn., by Tom Brokaw, in 1986.
It should be noted that Brian Ross’ only sources for this story, besides Brian Ross (who didn’t arrive until the fire was out), are unnamed government officials (or “firefighters”), so I’d take the whole thing with a grain of salt.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
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.
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