Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says the number of violent crimes rose by 18 percent in the United States last year while property crimes went up by 11 percent.
It was the first year-to-year increase for violent crime since 1993.
That increase marks the end of a long string of declines for violent crime, which has fallen by 65 percent since 1993 — from 16.8 million to 5.8 million last year.
The information comes from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics’ annual national crime victimization survey.
The bureau cautions that the size of the percentage increases in both violent crime and property crime is driven in large part by the historically low levels seen in 2010.
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.