Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The parolee shot and killed along with a Hofstra University student by police won praise from a state parole panel in 2011 before his conditional release from prison.
Newsday (http://bit.ly/16aPYlE ), citing a transcript of the hearing, says Dalton Smith of Hempstead was released after completing nine years of his 10-year sentence for armed robbery. The panel praised him for completing a program to curb aggressive behavior and furthering his education.
It said he could be given a conditional release if he agreed to maintain employment, submit to drug testing and comply with all court orders.
It denied him discretionary parole, saying it would “not be compatible with the welfare of society at large.”
Smith was released last May.
The state corrections department and community supervision couldn’t be reached for comment.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com
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.