Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 15-year-old Texas girl who is legally blind is competing for a state championship in the pole vault this weekend.
Charlotte Brown of Emory, about 65 miles east of Dallas, says she never considered vaulting with her disability as something special, just something different.
Brown started pole vaulting when she was in the seventh grade. She is among the favorites to medal is Class 3A on Saturday. Her qualifying height of 11 feet, 6 inches is second best in her class.
Brown is one of at least two legally blind girls competing for pole vault championships this weekend. Aria Ottmueller, 17, of Chandler, Ariz., has also qualified for her state championship meet.
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.