Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says a gunman on a motorcycle has assassinated a senior intelligence officer in the capital Sanaa in a drive-by shooting.
The official says the attacker killed Gen. Khaled al-Hashim on the spot and fled the scene early Tuesday. He said Al-Hashim is one of a number of Iraqi military experts hired by Yemen after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
The shooting comes amid a string of killings of top military and security officials. Officials suspected that al-Qaida has carried out the attacks to avenge a U.S.-backed army offensive against the group’s strongholds in towns and cities seized amid the chaos of last year’s popular uprising.
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.