Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Topics: From the Wires
WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. police captain who was demoted after actor Charlie Sheen received a high-speed police escort to a performance has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the department.
Hilton Burton alleges in his suit that he was punished for saying that police escorts for celebrities were a common practice. That statement contradicted Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who said the escort broke department protocol.
Burton’s lawyer says the suit seeks at least $6 million.
Burton was demoted from commander to captain about a month after testifying before the D.C. Council. He was also transferred from his division.
Lanier has said the demotion wasn’t connected to the escort or to Burton’s testimony. She didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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.