Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Jury selection has started at Fort Bragg for a U.S. Army general facing court-martial on sexual assault charges.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges including forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery.
A dozen potential jurors were brought in for questioning Tuesday. All are major generals or lieutenant generals. At least five will be chosen for the trial set for Sept. 30.
All said they had heard about the case.
Defense attorneys question if it’s possible to select jurors who would not worry about career ramifications if they voted to acquit Sinclair.
The 27-year Army veteran has commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is accused of forcing a female aide with whom he had an extramarital affair to perform oral sex.
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.