Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Security forces in Bahrain have fired tear gas and stun grenades to break up protest marchers after calls by anti-government groups to snarl the Gulf nation’s capital with demonstrators.
Authorities set up checkpoints and expanded patrols across Manama before rallies Monday to mark an annual commemoration for two protesters killed in 1994.
Separate groups of hundreds of protesters were chanting in the narrow streets of the city’s traditional market district. Some of the crowds were dispersed with tear gas and volleys of stun grenades.
It’s the latest attempt by Shiite-led protesters to stage marches in the heart of the capital.
More than 55 people have been killed in unrest since February 2011, when Bahrain’s majority Shiite escalated their fight for a greater political voice in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.
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.