Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has reaffirmed his support for same-sex marriage in a message to mark gay and lesbian Pride Day.
Cameron said a bill legalizing gay marriage, currently before Parliament, would send a message to young gay people that “their love is the same as anyone else’s love.”
He said, “I think this will enable them to stand that bit taller, be that bit more confident and I am proud of that.”
The gay marriage legislation is opposed by many in Cameron’s Conservative Party, but polls suggest a majority of Britons support it.
Same-sex couples in Britain can currently form civil partnerships, which carry many of the same legal rights and protections as marriage.
Thousands are due to march through central London Saturday in the annual Pride parade.
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.