Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A journalist at The Republican newspaper in Mali says its editor-in-chief was detained Wednesday after publishing a letter denouncing the astronomical salary of the man who led last year’s coup.
The international community forced Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo to step aside months after he seized power last March. An official decree published in January states that he now earns more than $8,000 per month.
Assan Kone, a journalist at the newspaper, said Editor-in-Chief Boukary Daou was taken away by agents from Mali’s intelligence service.
The paper recently published a letter from an army officer complaining that, as Malian troops die fighting militants who seized the north, “Capt. Sanogo, in return for leading a coup that plunged the country into the current situation, enjoys a salary of 4 million francs ($8,000).”
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.