Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Months after cutting its print edition to three days a week, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has announced plans for a three-day-a-week tabloid called TPStreet available in stores and newsstands on days when the full paper isn’t printed.
On the same day as The Times-Picayune’s announcement Tuesday, its rival The Advocate reported on its website that businessman John Georges has completed his purchase of the Baton Rouge-based newspaper and named two former top Times-Picayune news executives to lead it.
Georges will serve as publisher and former Times-Picayune managing editors Dan Shea and Peter Kovacs will serve as general manager and editor, respectively. The Advocate’s announcement said current editor Carl Redman would remain in the position of senior editor.
In The Times-Picayune’s announcement on nola.com, Editor Jim Amoss says the new publication will be called TPStreet. It will be published on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and priced at 75 cents starting in the summer. It will not be home-delivered but will be sold at stores and in newspaper vending boxes.
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.