Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman says Congress has ordered the Obama administration to explain who exactly created its “talking points” on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, and who omitted the CIA’s early conclusion that terrorists were involved.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used these talking points in talk show interviews days after the attack to describe the assault as a protest that spontaneously turned violent.
CIA officials, including former Director David Petraeus, told Congress last week they had determined quickly that al-Qaida was involved but wanted to keep that information classified.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she doesn’t believe the White House tried to cover up the terrorism link for political reasons. But she says she isn’t why the attack was described as it was.
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.