Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Mexico President Ernesto Zedillo is claiming his status as a former national leader gives him immunity from a lawsuit filed in Connecticut over the 1997 killings of 45 people in a Mexican village.
Zedillo’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. A copy of the motion was obtained by The Associated Press.
Zedillo also denied the allegations that he bears responsibility for the massacre by paramilitary groups in Acteal, in the southern state of Chiapas, and that he tried to cover up the killings.
Ten unnamed plaintiffs sued Zedillo in September accusing him of crimes against humanity. They are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
Zedillo was president of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. He is now a Yale University professor.
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.