Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Neil Armstrong’s friends, NASA colleagues and admirers around the country say the former astronaut was a humble pilot who served his country above all.
His shuttle colleagues Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins said Saturday that they will miss a dedicated, smart and careful astronaut and friend.
In Washington, D.C., tourist Jonathon Lack from Alaska said he decided to tour the Air and Space Museum after hearing of Armstrong’s death.
He says he sees in Armstrong’s death a reminder of an America where people dreamed big things and sought to accomplish the inconceivable.
At the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Ohio, a black ribbon hung over a plaque of Armstrong in the museum’s entryway and a U.S. flag was lowered in Armstrong’s memory.
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.