Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The first BP executive to testify at a federal trial over the nation’s worst oil spill will take the stand again Wednesday before a judge tasked with deciding whether the oil giant and other companies acted with gross negligence for the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP executive Lamar McKay testified Tuesday, the second day of the non-jury trial in New Orleans. He said BP and its contractors share responsibility for preventing blowouts like the one that triggered a rig explosion that killed 11 workers on April 20, 2010, spawning the vast spill.
Rig owner Transocean Ltd. and cement contractor Halliburton also are defendants at the trial, which opened Monday before U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier.
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.