Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC journalist David Gregory won’t face charges for displaying what he said was a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his “Meet the Press” show.
D.C. prosecutors announced the decision Friday, saying criminal charges wouldn’t serve the public’s best interests.
Police began investigating after Gregory, during taping of his Dec. 23 show, held up an object he said was a magazine that could hold 30 rounds.
He was interviewing National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and used the magazine as a prop while discussing gun control.
D.C. gun laws generally restrict the possession of high-capacity magazines, regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm. Police say they told NBC it would be illegal to possess the device.
The decision was announced by the city’s Office of Attorney General.
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.