Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s state prosecutor says four officials, including two generals and two lawmakers, have been arrested after attempting to overthrow the government of the Central African nation in a coup d’etat.
Mahamat Saleh Younous told reporters during a news conference Thursday that Gen. Weiding Assi Assoue, who was a provincial governor for several terms, Gen. David Gomine, the head of the military tribunal, and two lawmakers, Mahamat Kadre and former health minister Saleh Makki, have been in custody since Wednesday.
Younous said the documents they had in their possession, which outlined their plans, have been recuperated.
He said: “Because they were trying to destabilize the constitutional order and the security of the state, they were immediately handed over to us.”
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.