Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An unsealed report says medical care is so poor at an Idaho prison that it amounts to neglect and cruel and unusual punishment.
Correctional health care expert Dr. Marc Stern says there have been some improvements at the Idaho State Correctional Institution near Boise. But he says terminal and long-term inmates sometimes went unfed, nursing mistakes or failure likely resulted in some deaths, and one inmate wasn’t told for seven months that he likely had cancer.
The Idaho Department of Correction and the prison health care provider, Corizon say they’re disappointed and are preparing a response that will show the care delivered to inmates meets constitutional and health care standards.
Stern was appointed to study the care prison near Boise as part of a long-running lawsuit brought by inmates.
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.