Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich became the first non-Kenyan since 2005 to win the men’s marathon gold medal at the world championships.
The Ugandan broke away from Boston Marathon champ Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia on Saturday in the shaded park around Luhzniki Stadium. He celebrated with a little dance past the finish line.
Another Ethiopian, Tadese Tola, took bronze on a warm afternoon in the Russian capital.
Kiprotich beat two Kenyans at the London Olympics, but none were in the top three for the first time at the world championships since 2005.
Later Saturday, 100-meter champion Usain Bolt will be seeking to win a second gold medal in the 200.
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.