Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted a leading neo-Nazi and two accomplices of glorifying Nazism through a website and sentenced them to prison terms of up to nine years.
Gottfried Kuessel was given a nine-year prison sentence Friday for being the founder of the “Alpen-Donau” website. He already spent time in prison in the 1990s on conviction of trying to form a successor to the Nazi party.
The two others — Felix Binder and Wilhelm Anderle — were sentenced to seven and 4 ½ years respectively.
The website is no longer active, but defied years of Austrian efforts to shut it down because it was housed on a U.S. server.
Austrian officials said that left their hands tried because of U.S. free speech laws. Austria bans glorification of the Nazi era.
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.