Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and the best-selling author of “Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus,” “Dave Barry in Cyberspace,” “Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys” and other books. He just turned 50.
And no, he’s not going to whine about it. In fact, he’s not going to dwell on the negative aspects of turning 50 — like the weight gain that results from merely watching food commercials, or discovering random hairs sprouting from unexpected sectors of your body. Instead, Dave is going to make all of you out there under the half-century mark envious with a rundown of the advantages of turning 50.
For instance, you know all those newspaper articles about Middle East turmoil you read because you think you should? Dave doesn’t read ‘em, because with his eyes he can’t! And you know all that energy you spend trying to look and sound hip? Dave doesn’t, because after 50 it’s hopeless. Random House Audio.
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.