Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police officials say five men in a pick-up truck fired birdshot at the prime minister’s convoy during a traffic argument, not knowing he was inside.
They say Prime Minister Hesham Kandil’s three-car convoy was on a Cairo bridge late Sunday when it encountered the speeding truck, and fired warning shots in the air to get it to move.
The men fired birdshot at the convoy. They later told police they didn’t realize the prime minister was inside one of the tinted-windowed cars.
The men were promptly arrested. Police said they had apparently been racing to their home neighborhood after getting into a fight with people elsewhere.
Police officials, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to speak to the press, say the incident was not politically motivated.
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.