Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A portrait of a highly isolated young man is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown school shooter seeks the release of his educational records.
Connecticut’s child advocate office is seeking Adam Lanza’s records as part of an investigation with its Child Fatality Review Panel into last year’s massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The 20-year-old Lanza committed suicide after the shootings.
The panel reviews unexpected child fatalities. It has obtained some of Lanza’s school and hospital records, but the attorney general asked on the panel’s behalf for the release of his educational records.
Faith Vos Winkel, assistant child advocate, says a theme is emerging of a very isolated child. She says the case is like a puzzle for which they have only a few pieces.
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.