Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
MOSCOW (AP) — The United States is looking at a possible sweep in the 110-meter hurdles at the world championships after its three top runners reached the semifinals Sunday.
Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt, defending champion Jason Richardson and the season’s fastest man, David Oliver, all won their heats.
Hansle Parchment of Jamaica, a bronze medalist at the London Olympics, finished fifth in his heat but made it through as the one of the fastest losers.
Merritt and Richardson combined for a 1-2 finish in London last year.
In the decathlon, Olympic champion Ashton Eaton extended his lead over teammate Gunnar Nixon with a sterling run in the 110 hurdles, gaining 109 points for a 5,513-5,395 edge with four events to go.
Sunday’s program includes six finals, including Usain Bolt in the 100.
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.