Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two retired Army officers say the U.S. general who headed the NATO training mission in Afghanistan tried to stop an investigation into corruption and “Auschwitz-like conditions” at the country’s main military hospital.
The officers said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV admonished subordinates for contacting the Defense Department’s inspector general about Dawood National Military Hospital.
Retired Army Col. Gerald Carozza Jr., who was chief of legal development assisting the Afghan Army and defense ministry, says in testimony prepared for a Tuesday hearing that Caldwell at one point expressed concern that the request was too close to the 2010 congressional elections. But he added that in his view, Caldwell did not want the request to go to the inspector general at all.
Caldwell’s spokesman said Monday the allegations will be proven false.
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.