Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Once, Bernie Kerik was the commissioner of the New York City Police Department; later, he was — briefly — then-President George W. Bush’s nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security. Now, he can’t even stay out of jail before going on trial.
Kerik’s facing corruption and fraud charges, and is scheduled to go on trial next week. But at a hearing on Tuesday, Judge Stephen Robinson revoked Kerik’s bail and sent him to jail. The New York Post points out that Kerik is likely to be housed in a facility that’s right next to the headquarters where he presided over the NYPD not even 10 years ago.
Robinson revoked Kerik’s bail because the former commissioner leaked non-public information to people associated with his defense; that information then showed up on Web sites that support him, potentially tainting the jury pool.
The judge was clearly frustrated with the defendant who appeared before him.
“I fear he has a toxic combination: self-minded focus and arrogance,” Robinson said. “He sees the court’s ruling as an inconvenience, something to be ignored, and an obstacle to be circumvented.”
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
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.