Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — United Nations inspectors have finished collecting samples from the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria on Aug. 21.
U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said Friday that the team is “now packing up” and preparing to leave for The Hague on Saturday, where its members will take samples to several laboratories in Europe.
The comments come as Washington and France seem to be preparing for a military strike on the Assad regime, which they blame for the purported attack.
Nesirky said the U.N. team also visited a government military hospital in Damascus on Friday, to look into separate allegations by the Syrian government that dozens of its soldiers were victims of a chemical attack
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.