Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military judge is considering whether a terrorism expert will testify during the trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage.
Maj. Nidal Hasan’s defense team doesn’t want Evan Kohlmann to testify at the court-martial starting in less than two weeks. They say the prosecution doesn’t need Kohlmann’s testimony or 50-page report on Hasan’s case to show a motive or premeditation.
Kohlmann testified via telephone at the pretrial hearing Thursday. He said Hasan meets six factors that indicate someone is a homegrown terrorist — including having three videos on his computer.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the November 2009 shootings at the Texas Army post.
Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted.
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.