Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, has been cleared of allegations of sending potentially inappropriate emails to a civilian woman linked to the sex scandal that ousted David Petraeus as CIA director.
The officials said Tuesday the Defense Department’s inspector general found the concerns about the Allen emails to be “unsubstantiated.”
Allen had maintained he did nothing wrong.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because an official Pentagon announcement had not been made.
Allen had been announced as President Barack Obama’s choice as the next U.S. commander of NATO forces in Europe, although the nomination was not sent to the Senate for confirmation. The defense officials said Tuesday the White House had not decided whether to go forward with the nomination.
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.