Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney stopped by “The Colbert Report” to discuss “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,” currently out in theaters. Gibney didn’t reveal any state secrets, but he explained that the phrase “We Steal Secrets” is a direct quote from former CIA director Michael Hayden. “Alex, we [the CIA] steal secrets — that’s what we do,” said Hayden.
In an overview of the case against Bradley Manning — who in 2010 released classified documents on the Iraq war, which were then published around the world with help from WikiLeaks — Gibney said, “Frankly, the secrets he leaked did a lot of good.”
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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.