Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents devastated by Superstorm Sandy are being reunited with lost photographs and objects through social media.
There are at least four Facebook pages targeted to New Jersey residents that help connect them with their possessions.
People who find lost mementoes can post photos of them on the site.
Thousands of people have viewed the pages. Their creators say dozens of residents have been reunited with photographs. One woman got her wedding dress back, and a family found an urn holding cremation ashes.
Social media is playing a pivotal role after the Oct. 29 storm. Facebook and Twitter pages and websites in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are helping connect people with aid and volunteer opportunities.
Creators say they will keep the sites going for months.
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.