Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
When I lost my virginity I didn’t have an orgasm. I got nervous because I kept thinking my mom was coming home. We were in my folks’ house; we had nowhere else to go. I kept thinking I could hear a car in the driveway. So Naomi and I, we’re kind of struggling around on my parents’ bed, on this kind of slippery shiny material, and I’m thinking, so this is what a girl feels like. But I’m kind of numb because I know my mom is coming home from the mall any minute. I’m wondering, will she be able to tell we did it on her bedspread? I glance up and our Savior is looking down on me, all white and tortured on a wooden cross over the headboard. I look to my right and my grandma’s sepia-tinted picture is on the nightstand next to the ashtray I made for Mom in seventh-grade pottery class. (Mom didn’t even smoke!) And in the midst of all this, my girlfriend, who is a kind of alien in this environment, is nude and having sex with me. A part of my body is inside her body. Which felt completely abnormal and definitely was not something I should have been doing at this place in time. So I didn’t come. I faked it.
Eric Bogosian is an actor and writer. His solo shows include "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" and "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee." His novel "Mall" will be published by Simon & Schuster in November.More Eric Bogosian.
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.