Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
A video garnering viral attention Wednesday appears to show NYPD officers piling on top of Queens teenager Robert Jackson. The footage, caught on a cell hone in early January, shows two officers restraining the 19-year-old outside a YMCA. “I can’t, I can’t, please stop,” the young man can be heard shouting while police demand he puts his hands over his head when he is pinned to the pavement.
The number of officers around the young man then increases to seven, and a number can be seen delivering punches and kicks to the restrained suspect. According to the New York Post, police arrested Jackson and charged him with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct. But Jackson is taking his case to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. His lawyer, Jacques Leandre, said he wants the charges to be dismissed because his client is “an innocent victim of police brutality.”
According to HuffPo, “photos released to the press show a gruesome, crescent-shaped wound that the 19-year-old sustained in the incident as his left cheek was ground into the cement sidewalk.”
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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.