Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ferris wheel may be a steam-age invention, but it is back in vogue in New York, where a development group is making a $230 million bet that the old ride can be a powerful economic engine.
City officials announced Thursday that a new company called New York Wheel has been given approval to build the world’s tallest Ferris wheel on the waterfront in Staten Island.
The people behind the project include some heavy hitters.
The primary financial backers include World Trade Center developer Lloyd Goldman, Jordache apparel co-founder Joseph Nakash, and the Feil Organization, a real estate powerhouse.
New York Wheel CEO Richard Marin says the heft in the investment group shows it shows it isn’t just blindly following a trendy tourism gimmick.
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.