Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Penn State coach Bill O’Brien says he doesn’t expect another wave of player departures from the Nittany Lions, even though NCAA sanctions still allow his players to transfer without sitting out a season.
The Penn State coaches’ caravan came through New York on Wednesday and O’Brien was the headliner at a luncheon for Nittany Lions supporters.
Ten players transferred out of Penn State after the severe NCAA sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky scandal were handed down last summer. O’Brien prepared for his fist preseason practice unsure who would show up for training camp.
Players can still leave without penalty until the 2013 season starts, but O’Brien says he has not spent any time this offseason re-recruiting his players.
He says, “I don’t see the mass exodus coming.”
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.