Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — A corporate executive who serves on the governing board of the Boy Scouts of America says he doesn’t support the Scouts’ policy of excluding gays and will work from within to seek a change.
Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, whose company has welcomed gays in its own workforce, becomes the first member of the Scouts’ Executive Board known to make a public statement disapproving the policy.
Said Turley, “I intend to continue to work from within the BSA Board to actively encourage dialogue and sustainable progress.”
Last week, the Scouts confirmed there will be a review of a resolution that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders. However, the organization said the review was routine procedure, and there were no plans to change the membership policy.
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.