Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A 24-year-old Georgia woman who survived a rare, flesh-eating disease is back home after more than three months in the hospital and a rehabilitation clinic.
Aimee Copeland’s father says she was “laughing it up” when she returned Wednesday to the family’s home in Snellville outside Atlanta. Andy Copeland says the family had dinner at a steakhouse and showed his daughter her new wheelchair-accessible room and living quarters, which added nearly 2,000 square feet to their home.
Aimee Copeland contracted the rare infection in May after falling from a zip line and gashing her leg. Doctors had to amputate both her hands, her left leg and her right foot because of the rare infection called necrotizing fasciitis.
She spent the last two months at the Shepherd Center, a rehabilitation clinic in Atlanta, learning to move, eat and bathe without prosthetics.
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.