Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury is set to hear the conspiracy case against a former political campaign treasurer and a fundraiser for New York City mayoral hopeful John Liu (loo).
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in federal court in Manhattan. Prosecutors say Liu’s former aides illegally funneled campaign contributions to him through “straw donors” — people whose contributions are reimbursed by others.
They have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges.
Liu is currently New York City’s comptroller. He hasn’t been charged and has denied any wrongdoing as he runs for mayor.
Defense attorneys contend the defendants were caught in the crossfire of an overzealous FBI investigation of Liu’s campaign finances.
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.