Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The Hawaii state Senate on Tuesday voted to legalize marriage equality, making Hawaii the 15th state to extend equal marriage rights to gay couples.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a vocal supporter of marriage equality who called lawmakers to a special session specifically to vote on the measure, has said he will sign the bill, which will take effect on Dec. 2.
“This is nothing more than the expansion of aloha in Hawaii,” said Sen. J. Kalani English, a Democrat who voted in favor of the measure.
Senators passed the bill 19-4 with two lawmakers excused, according to the Associated Press.
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.