Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has told his Libyan hosts that democracy cannot exist without security, promising to help restore state control.
Fabius spoke in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after meeting Monday with Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif and Prime Minister Ali Zidan.
“There can be no democracy without security. There can be no security without re-establishing the authority of the state,” Fabius said in his speech to the parliament.
He urged Libyan authorities to tighten border security. Otherwise, he warned, “Libya could find itself given over to disorder and terrorism.”
Since the overthrow of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in last year’s civil war, the country has been struggling to impose control over various militia groups and overcome rivalries among tribes and communities.
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.