Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
CINCINNATI (AP) — A former high school teacher is suing the Ohio school district where she used to work, saying its administrators discriminated against her because she has a rare phobia: a fear of young children.
Sixty-one-year-old Maria Waltherr-Willard had been teaching Spanish and French at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati since 1976.
She was transferred to the district’s middle school in 2009. She says the younger students triggered her phobia, caused her blood pressure to soar and forced her to retire.
Her lawsuit against the district seeks unspecified monetary damages.
An attorney for the school district says that Waltherr-Willard was transferred because the French program at the high school was being turned into an online one and that the middle school needed a Spanish teacher.
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.