Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
About 275 soldiers have returned to cheering and crying family and friends at Fort Campbell after a deadly year in Afghanistan.
Hundreds of families marked the soldiers’ return Friday. They filled a plane hangar with homemade signs, balloons and music.
The 101st Airborne Division lost 105 soldiers in 2010.
Maj. Gen. Frank Wiercinski, senior commander at Fort Campbell during the division’s deployment, says this flight of troops from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team marks the beginning of the return of about 17,000 division soldiers currently deployed in Afghanistan.
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.