Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
A military judge will allow the US army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage to represent himself at his upcoming murder trial.
The judge also ruled Monday that Major Nidal Hasan’s attorneys will remain on the case, but only if he asks for their help.
The judge, Colonel Tara Osborn, said last week that a report indicates Hasan is mentally competent to represent himself.
A doctor testified Monday that Hasan’s paralysis won’t have a significant impact during proceedings. He’s paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police the day of the attack on the Texas army post.
Jury selection is set to start Wednesday.
Hasan faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted in the attack that killed 13.
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.