Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before 20 first-graders were massacred at school by a gunman in Newtown, Conn., 6-year-old Luke Schuster was shot to death in New Town, N.D. Six-year-olds John Devine Jr. and Jayden Thompson were similarly killed in Kentucky and Texas.
Six-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan died in a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., while 6-year-old Kammia Perry was slain by her father outside her Cleveland home.
Yet there was no gunman on the loose when 3-year-old Julio Segura-McIntosh died in Tacoma, Wash. He accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun he found inside a car.
President Barack Obama has said the nation cannot accept such violent deaths of children as routine. But hundreds of such deaths — whether intentional or accidental — suggest it might already have.
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.