Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie calls the NCAA’s decision to move championship games out of the state because it plans to legalize sports betting “ludicrous and hypocritical.”
The athletic association says it cannot host games in states where gambling is allowed on them. New Jersey plans to license sports betting as soon as Jan. 9.
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says the NCAA is penalizing New Jersey for legalizing what occurs illegally every day, often with the participation of organized crime. The spokesman also notes New Jersey would ban betting on New Jersey college teams and on any college games played in the state.
The NCAA and the major professional sports leagues are suing New Jersey to try to block the sports betting plan.
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.