Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
San Francisco lawmakers have unanimously voted to appoint a veteran city government official as the city’s first Asian-American mayor.
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday named 58-year-old City Administrator Edwin Lee to fill the remainder of Gavin Newsom’s term. Newsom was elected California’s lieutenant governor in November and took office on Monday.
Lee was sworn in immediately following the board’s vote. He will serve as interim mayor until next January, when the winner of this November’s mayoral election will take over. Lee says he doesn’t plan to run.
San Francisco’s population of 815,000 is roughly one-third Asian. With Lee’s appointment, the city is now the largest in the country with an Asian-American leader.
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.