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An Astronaut's View of Earth

December 10, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What does our planet look like from the observation deck of the International Space Station? Filmmaker Guillaume Juin edited footage from five different ISS expeditions to create this cohesive, impressive time-lapse, which he paced to reflect the speed of the space station. (At 17,150 miles per hour, it completes a ...

Fake Capitol Hill hostage crisis prompts police response

September 30, 2011 A Twitter post published by The Onion about an alleged hostage crisis on Capitol Hill didn't win any laughs from Capitol Police on Thursday, but did lead officials to release a sternly worded reaction. The Onion, known for its satirical fake news reports, first claimed that reports of screams and ...