Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Salon reported last week on disturbing footage captured at a Brooklyn synagogue outreach center, showing a shoeless, shirtless homeless man brutalized by two NYPD officers. Despite having permission to sleep in the Crown Heights community center, the 21-year-old man, Ehud Halevi, was charged with trespassing, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and harassment.
Video of the arrest caught on a security camera was passed to a local news site and soon garnered viral attention. On Monday, according to the AP, The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said all charges were being dismissed against Halevi. Meanwhile, “the officers are under investigation by the New York Police Department’s internal affairs unit and the district attorney’s office,” the AP reported.
Watch the video of Halevi’s arrest below via CrownHeights.info (Warning: Graphic):
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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.