Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
John McAfee, the eccentric tech millionaire and “person of interest” in a Belize murder case, has now launched a blog that is meant to reflect upon “the recent detour” his life has taken. “How did I end up as a murder suspect on the lam?” McAfee asks in his first post on the site. “The world press certainly has not helped. Autonomous and self-serving, the press does what it does best – sensationalize. And my character and the recent events of my life have been sensationalized to the max.”
McAfee, currently in hiding, maintains his innocence in the murder of American expat and Belize neighbor Gregory Faull, and believes that the Belize government is targeting him. “I think I am an innocent person who was violated by the Belize Government,” he wrote. “This was the beginning of my antagonism with the Prime Minister and a few of his powerful associates.” Yesterday, McAfee announced on NBC that he will pay $25,000 to anyone who will “capture [the] person or persons responsible for Mr. Faul’s [sic] murder.”
McAfee also revealed yesterday that he’s already written a year’s worth of content for the blog, in case he is taken prisoner by the Belize government:
If I am captured, this blog will continue. I have pre-written enough material to keep this blog alive for at least a year. In addition, the administrator, Chad, will continue to monitor comments. He will administer the reward and post any information received. In truth my continued involvement from this point is irrelevant.
In the event that I am captured, please continue to support this cause. It is a just cause and it needs International attention.
The administrator is cartoonist Chad Essley, who is working on a graphic novel about the “unusual friendship with the antivirus king.”
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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.