Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Mike Cutone, a former Green Beret who served in Iraq, joined the Massachusetts state police and realized that American military tactics might abroad might help fight domestic crime, too. “Insurgents and gang members both want to operate in a failed area, a failed community, a failed state,” he told “60 Minutes’” Lesley Stahl. “They know they can live off the passive support of the the community where the community is not going to call or engage the local police.”
And Cutone’s tactics, which empower citizens to strengthen their community, have gotten positive results. The schools have “seen fewer discipline problems and drug offenses and that litter and gang graffiti is no longer everywhere in sight” reports “60 Minutes,” signs the gang’s grip in Springfield is loosening.
Cutone insists that “the status quo of traditional policing” is not “going to work” in neighborhoods like Springfield.
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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.