Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City schoolchildren are preparing to go back to the classroom on Monday, a week after Superstorm Sandy barreled into the city and the region.
But there are many challenges involved in restarting the nation’s largest school district, with 1.1 million students.
Many residents in Lower Manhattan, Staten Island and other neighborhoods still are without power Saturday. Others lost their homes altogether and are still cleaning up debris.
Some city schools are being used as shelters. And with gasoline scarce and public transportation crippled, many teachers and students will have a hard time getting to school.
Yet school officials say most of the city’s 1,700 public schools will open on Monday. Fifty-seven schools with flooding or structural damage will remain closed.
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.