Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who founded the 99 Cents Only Stores chain that offers everything from apples to school supplies for under a buck has died. Dave Gold was 80.
His son, Jeff Gold, told the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/10HBabW) that Gold died Monday of an apparent heart attack at his Los Angeles home.
Gold was 50 when he opened the first store in 1982. He told the Times in 2003 that while working at a liquor store, he discovered that items he discounted to, say, 98 cents or $1.02 never sold out but a 99-cent label was magic.
His stores eventually spread to middle-class and even upscale neighborhoods in California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.
Gold became a multimillionaire but lived modestly.
The company was sold in 2011 for about $1.6 billion.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
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.