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The Chicago Tribune is reporting that 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a King College Prep sophomore who last week attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration with her school’s band and drill team, has been shot dead. Neighborhood resident Roxanne Hubbard told DNAInfo that “President Obama’s house is like three blocks from here, so this is not typical.”
Pendleton was reportedly in a nearby park with her friends after having been dismissed early from school; reports indicate that members of a gang were also at the park that afternoon when a gunman ran in and shot Pendleton. A 16-year-old boy , Lawrence Sellers, was also shot; he is wounded and in critical condition.
Friends do not think the attack was premeditated, however. “Lawrence and Hadiya aren’t the type of people to get in a conflict with anybody,” said classmate Janai Bates. ”Everybody loved them, they joked with everybody, they give out that warmth.”
Police also believe that Pendleton “was an unintended target.”
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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.