Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
George Zimmerman was spotted in Florida shopping for a tactical shotgun, according to the gossip news site TMZ.
Zimmerman went to Kel-Tec in Cocoa, Florida … a gun manufacturing company. We’re told he was asking questions about the legality of buying a shotgun — specifically, the Kel-Tec KSG.
The gun in question is a tactical shotgun, often used for home defense. It holds 12 rounds of 12 gauge shells.
TMZ, which posted a picture of Zimmerman at the gun shop, also points out that the company sells the PF-9 pistol, which is the same gun Zimmerman used in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Recently acquitted, Zimmerman has not yet gotten back the gun he used in the shooting, after the Department of Justice requested that it be held as evidence pending a civil rights investigation. One Ohio gun group, the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, began raising money to buy Zimmerman a “firearm, holster, and other gear” instead, in response to what it called “an unacceptable abuse of power.”
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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.