Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
As of Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at least 4,412 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,488 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
The AP count is four fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Iraq, 31,888 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department’s weekly tally.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
– No new deaths reported.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
– No new identifications reported.
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.