Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
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Updated: 5:46 p.m. Numerous sources are reporting that the woman who led the police on the car chase was killed by police today. She was unarmed according to CBS and other sources.
Updated: 4:59 p.m. The Sunlight Foundation has a list of the tweets politicians deleted during the shooting incident. Here’s one from Sen. Ted Cruz: Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz Again, Harry Reid has shot down funding for the VA and national parks: http://t.co/EthnWhxtHe No doubt — this is #HarryReidsShutdown http://politwoops.sunlightfoundation.com/ Updated: 4:36 p.m. The press conference has been delayed. We still don’t know anything about the female suspect or why she had a child in the car. Updated: 4:33 p.m. Here’s video of the car chase: And, apparently, a photo of the final standoff, via Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski:
Updated: 4:16 p.m. Though the House of Representatives remains in session Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid has adjourned the upper house. Updated: 4:08 p.m. According to the New York Times, it’s unclear whether she was attempting to breach White House security or just hit a barricade. Updated: 4:00 p.m. Another press conference will be held in about 15 minutes. Updated: 3:59 p.m.Updated: 3:49 p.m. While numerous people reported hearing shots it’s not clear if anyone was shot. The child who was in the car with the female suspect has been taken to the hospital.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine: “As far as we know, no officer was shot.”— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) October 3, 2013
Isolated incident with one vehicle involved— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 3, 2013
According to multiple reports from local and national outlets the child in back of suspect's car was taken to the hospital. #DCShooting— Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE) October 3, 2013
Tim Griffin tells me he "agrees that the timing was not helpful" on tweet that appeared to blame Dems for shooting http://t.co/ZOsPNAgZeE— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) October 3, 2013
President Obama has been briefed on the Thursday afternoon security incident on Capitol Hill, a White House official said. “White House staff are in touch with law enforcement and monitoring the incident,” the official said, referring other questions to the Secret Service.
Updated: 3:14 p.m.
The House will reconvene at 3:30pm.— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) October 3, 2013
The female suspect reportedly had a child in the car with her as police chased the vehicle from near White House to the Capital. #DC— Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (@ASE) October 3, 2013
Eyewitness heard 4 or 5 gunshots and then an "awful noise" when cop car wrecked— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 3, 2013
BREAKING: Capitol Police say shooter in custody— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) October 3, 2013
Literally was dragged in by cop as he heard shots fired come over the radio. Now this: pic.twitter.com/K1AJwIEV6G— Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) October 3, 2013
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.