Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ATLANTA (AP) — The state of Georgia is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Ku Klux Klan challenging the group’s application being denied to participate in a highway cleanup program.
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation last month filed suit on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan, saying the state violated the group’s right to free speech.
The state on Monday filed a response to the suit in Fulton County Superior Court.
The response argues claims against state agencies and officials are generally barred in state courts by sovereign immunity.
The state also argues that even if that were not the case, the suit should be dismissed because the KKK didn’t file the lawsuit in time and didn’t take advantage of other existing legal avenues for appeal.
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.