Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
A plaintiff identified as “D.O.” has withdrawn a lawsuit against ex-Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash alleging child sexual abuse. The notice of voluntary dismissal without prejudice was filed in U.S. District Court in New York on April 15 and was obtained by E! News.
However, Clash still faces lawsuits from four other men, all claiming that Clash abused them as teenagers. The last accuser came forward only two weeks ago, and is represented by Jeff Herman, a Miami lawyer handling the cases against Clash. Earlier this month, Herman told the Baltimore Sun that “Each of these victims alleges that Kevin Clash was a father figure who groomed them with attention before engaging them in sexual contact.”
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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.