Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The leader of an Alaska militia accused of conspiring to kill government officials and possess illegal weapons presented a gentler side when he took the stand Monday in his own defense.
Schaeffer Cox of Fairbanks downplayed any notions of an aggressive Alaska Peacemakers Militia, claiming they would only act in the event of a government collapse.
Use of arms, he said, was only appropriate if someone was about to harm you. And the use of violence is only warranted against the government if they are breaking the law. He pointed to the situation in Syria as an example.
Cox will continue on the stand Tuesday.
Cox, Coleman Barney and Lonnie Vernon are on trial in Anchorage on charges of conspiracy to possess restricted weapons and conspiracy to murder state officials.
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.