Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ROCHESTER, N.H. — The hostage situation at Hillary Clinton’s campaign office here has ended peacefully with the release of a final hostage and the arrest of the man who walked into the office earlier today and claimed to have a bomb.
As police took the man into custody, a law enforcement explosives van pulled out of the Ben Franklin Crafts store parking lot, where it had been staged, and moved toward the presumably empty campaign office. A stack of Domino’s pizzas arrived for police.
CNN is reporting that the gunman spoke to CNN employees by telephone several times during the afternoon, complaining that he was suffering from mental health problems. CNN passed along the information to law enforcement but did not report it on the air until after the man was taken into custody.
Update: Hillary Clinton, who canceled an appearance at the Democratic National Committee’s fall meeting when the hostage crisis first developed today, just told reporters that she’s “relieved to have this situation end so peacefully without anyone being injured.” Clinton said she is headed to New Hampshire now to talk with her staff and to thank police. She said she spoke with the hostages’ families during the day today as her campaign essentially came to a full stop. “Well, everything stopped and it had to,” she said, “because we had nothing on our minds except the safety of these young people who worked for me.”
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.More Tim Grieve.
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.