Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former member of the commission that reviewed the 2007 shooting a Virginia Tech is warning a similar panel in Connecticut not to feel pressured to act quickly in recommending policy changes after the deadly Newtown school shooting.
Virginia Law Professor Richard Bonnie, a consultant to then-Virginia Gov. Tim Kane’s review panel, said Thursday it could take members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission two years to finish their work.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who created the panel, said he understands the process should be deliberative, but urged members to forward any early ideas for possible legislative action this session. Bonnie said the Virginia Tech commission also forwarded some early recommendations.
Bonnie warned that acting prematurely could lead to “disproportionate responses,” such as eroding privacy rights of the mentally ill.
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.