Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
President Obama was heckled by an audience member during a speech in Jerusalem, but then quickly turned it around when the crowd started to boo. “No, no. This is part of the lively debate that we talked about. This is good,” he said to loud cheers.
“You know I have to say we actually arranged for that because it made me feel at home,” Obama joked. “I wouldn’t feel comfortable if I didn’t have at least one heckler.”
Correction: An earlier version of this post cited incorrect reports that the heckler was referring to Jonathan Pollard, an American who has been in prison since the 80s, after pleading guilty to passing classified information to Israel. The New York Times reports that the heckler was in fact an Arab-Israeli student from Haifa who was shouting “against the occupation and for the liberation of Palestine.”
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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.