Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a strike by a suspected U.S. drone has hit two cars in which al-Qaida-linked militants were traveling in a southern province, killing at least five of them.
The officials said all five known to have been killed in the late Thursday morning strike in Shabwa province were in one of the two vehicles. They had no word on casualties in the second car, and no further details on the identities of those targeted.
Shabwa is one of several Yemeni provinces where al-Qaida has concentrated, taking advantage of tribal links and weak central government authority there.
The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
The U.S. doesn’t usually comment on such attacks, but has in the past used drones in Yemen.
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.