Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican discus thrower Allison Randall has acknowledged that she is one of five Jamaican athletes who tested positive for a banned substance at the national championships last month.
Randall holds the island’s record for discus and competed at the London Olympics. Her statement says she was “shocked and surprised” at the findings. She hopes her backup sample will clear her name.
Two of Jamaica’s marquee sprinters, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson, tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the same meet. They say they didn’t knowingly break any rules.
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association issued a brief statement Monday saying an anti-doping management process has started for the athletes. It did not identify the two other athletes who tested positive.
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.