Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security and medical officials say a shootout in the south between security forces and southern separatists has killed two pro-independence fighters and wounded 18.
Thursday’s clashes came as Yemenis marked the first anniversary of the election of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. The election — in a one-candidate referendum vote — was part of U.S.-backed power transfer deal following a year-long uprising that ousted longtime autocratic ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The clashes erupted in the southern city of Aden as pro-Hadi demonstrators gathered to celebrate the anniversary.
Officials say separatist fighters then tried to storm the gathering, prompting security forces to open fire. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
Yemen’s north and south were united in 1990.
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.