Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Online companies, cooperatives and organizations connecting local farmers and buyers have cropped up in recent years. Now these so-called food hubs are facilitating relationships between farmers and schools.
California-based Ag Link allows school districts to communicate with nearby farmers and buy their produce with the click of a mouse. It’s helping schools meet new federal rules requiring more fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias to help prevent childhood obesity.
The new rules require among other things that school provide students at least a half cup of either a fruit or vegetable during lunch and at least a half cup of fruit during breakfast.
The goal of food hubs is to save school districts money and time, by cutting down on transportation costs and by providing an e-commerce platform.
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.