Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Hamilton says writing his tell-all book about Lance Armstrong felt like taking “a thousand-pound backpack” off his shoulders.
Armstrong tells The Associated Press he always thought he’d take some of the secrets about doping and cycling to the grave with him.
But he says his world changed when he received a subpoena to testify to a grand jury looking into the Armstrong case.
The 41-year-old Hamilton, who rode with Armstrong on the U.S. Postal Service team from 1998 to 2001, details the years he spent lying about using performance-enhancing drugs and his relationship with Armstrong in his book, “The Secret Race, Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-Ups and Winning at All Costs.”
The book was released Wednesday.
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.