Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two Connecticut homes that were struck by a plane two weeks ago in a deadly crash is set to be demolished.
Crews are expected to tear down the house in East Haven on Thursday. Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. says all necessary approvals were obtained and environmental testing has been done.
No one was in the house that is being demolished when a 10-seat airplane crashed Aug. 9 while approaching Tweed New Haven Airport.
A 13-year-old girl and her 1-year-old sister were killed in the neighboring home. Officials say that house will be torn down soon.
Two people in the plane also died: former Microsoft executive Bill Henningsgaard of Medina, Wash., and his 17-year-old son.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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.