Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Salon executive Matt Sussberg sends us this picture from Laguardia Airport where eyewitnesses are reporting that a Southwest flight crash landed moments ago, apparently due to a problem with its front landing gear.
Passengers are reportedly coming down emergency chutes now. No word on injuries, more details to come.
Updated 6:11 p.m.: CNN is reporting that the flight was from Nashville. It landed around 5:45 p.m. There are no reported injuries but passengers are still on board. Laguardia Airport is not “accepting planes.”
Updated 6:15 p.m.: Southwest has not yet issued a statement on its homepage or via Twitter. The plane is a 737, according to numerous sources.
Updated 6:21 p.m.:
Standby for more information regarding #Flight345 BNA-LGA. We are gathering details and will post a statement soon.— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) July 22, 2013
Updated 6:34 p.m.:
Updated 6:50 p.m.: NBC reports that three minor injuries have been reported and the airport is closed until further notice.
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.More Alex Halperin.
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.