Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
DETROIT (AP) — Relatives of a mentally ill Michigan man still are waiting for an explanation of why police fatally shot him in a parking lot seven weeks ago.
They have become angrier since CNN aired video showing Milton Hall collapsing in a hail of gunfire in Saginaw on July 1. The video shows police confronting the 49-year-old in a parking lot of a shopping center and ordering him to drop a knife. It’s not clear if he did.
Hall’s mother, Jewel Hall of Rio Rancho, N.M., calls the shooting “barbaric.”
The U.S. Justice Department and the Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting, but little information has been released so far.
Hall family lawyer Debra Freid says she plans to file a lawsuit against police. She says there was no imminent threat.
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.