Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
DALLAS (AP) — Pulitzer-winning historian David McCullough will headline a ceremony next year in Dallas to mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced Tuesday that McCullough will serve as keynote speaker for a commemoration scheduled for Nov. 22, 2013.
The day will be exactly 50 years since a gunman fired on Kennedy’s motorcade as it passed through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas.
The Warren Commission that investigated the president’s death concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald fired at Kennedy’s motorcade from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository and acted alone.
McCullough has written acclaimed biographies of Presidents Harry Truman and John Adams. He’s won two Pulitzer Prizes, among many other awards.
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.