Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
WASHINGTON (AP) — New details are emerging about last week’s bombing that killed a young U.S. diplomat and four other Americans in Afghanistan.
A State Department official familiar with the investigation into the attack said Friday the group was walking from a military base to a school when the explosion hit. Initial reports that members of the group were in vehicles as well as reports they were lost are incorrect, the official said.
The official was not authorized to speak to news media and provided the details on condition of anonymity.
The official said on-foot travel was approved because of the short distance between the base and the school compound, and that the group tried to use an entrance to the compound that no longer provided access to the school and was moving to another entrance when the bomb detonated.
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.