“Spacey Casey” and an actor in a Z2 Mars spacesuit joined NASA Langley Director David Bowles and NASA administrator Charles Bolden on this spaced-out holiday float during NASA Langley’s centennial celebrations.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev scored a comfortable victory in presidential electionsUzbekistan’s interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won a crushing presidential election victory to succeed the late strongman Islam Karimov,official results showed Monday. Mirziyoyev’s massive margin over rivals for the five-year term echoed the past successes of predecessor Karimov, who died of a stroke in September after 27 years at the helm of the commodity-rich country. “The dominant position of state actors and limits on fundamental freedoms undermined political pluralism and led to a campaign devoid of genuine competition,” mission head Peter Tejler said at a press conference broadcast online from the Uzbek capital Tashkent.

Ben Carson is a retired neurosurgeon who in 1987 performed the first successful separation of twins conjoined at the headUS President-elect Donald Trump on Monday chose Ben Carson, the mild-mannered retired neurosurgeon who challenged him for the Republican nomination, to turn around troubled US inner cities as secretary of housing and urban development. Carson, an African American who is a religious conservative, has no background in housing policy but has cited his poor childhood in Detroit as a qualification for the job. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Trump said in a statement.