Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — In the 77-year history of the Heisman Trophy, no freshman has ever won the award.
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, the player who proved coach Kevin Sumlin’s prolific offense could work in the SEC, may finally change that.
Manziel accumulated 4,600 yards of total offense and 43 touchdowns this season along with a signature win over then top-ranked Alabama to make him a frontrunner for the Heisman.
In the past some voters have been reticent to pick a freshman for the award. But those attitudes might be changing.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops coached Adrian Peterson in 2004 when he finished second in voting — still the highest finish ever for a freshman. Stoops says: “A player is a player, it shouldn’t matter what age he is.”
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.