Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A video of the fatal shooting of a naked Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open before a campus police officer fired.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Department played the security video for media Thursday. It was taken by a camera outside the University of South Alabama police station, moments before 18-year-old Gil Collar was fatally shot early Saturday morning. Police say Collar had taken LSD.
The video shows the college student walking slowly toward a campus police station door twice, then pounding on it violently. An officer emerges with gun drawn. They move into the yard with the student approaching the officer. The shooting occurs less than 30 seconds after the officer comes outside. A second officer arrives, and the two officers wrestle the wounded man to the ground and handcuff him.
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.