Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
In Germany, privacy advocates have gone one step further. The head of the information protection office in Hamburg has begun formal administrative proceedings against Google, claiming the company’s new policy “violates the company’s commitment to full transparency about the use and handling of the data.“
The equivalent watchdogs in France and Spain wrote to Google last month expressing similar concerns. French authorities threatened the company with fines if it did not comply.
“We have engaged fully with the authorities involved throughout this process, and we’ll continue to do so going forward,” the company says.
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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.