Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
MIAMI (AP) — A former Pakistani politician and landowner has described violence committed by Taliban militants, testifying at the trial of a South Florida imam and his son accused of financially supporting the terrorist group.
Saifullah Khan said Monday that he was targeted with death threats by the Taliban as they began attempting to take over Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2007. Khan described beheadings, bombings and attacks on police stations by militants during the conflict.
The testimony came in the second week of the trial of Hafiz Khan and his son, Izhar. Hafiz and Izhar Khan are facing charges of conspiracy and terrorism support. Each charge carries a potential 15-year prison sentence.
Prosecutors say they sent some $50,000 to the Pakistani Taliban. The men claim the money was for innocent purposes.
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.