Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The uncle of three girls killed with their grandparents in a Christmas morning house fire in Connecticut says the family is devastated by the tragedy but comforted by each other and an outpouring of public sympathy.
Campbell Badger said Wednesday that his brother Matthew was a devoted father to his daughters. He says their family appreciates the prayers and support it has received.
Matthew Badger hasn’t commented publicly since 10-year-old Lily and 7-year-old twins Grace and Sarah died of smoke inhalation along with their mother’s parents. Badger and the girls’ mother are divorcing and he was not at the home when it was engulfed by flames.
The mother, Madonna Badger, and an acquaintance were the only survivors.
Authorities say embers in a bag of discarded fireplace ashes started the blaze.
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.