Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
When Mikki Halpin suggested in an essay, “A Girl’s Guide to Geek Guys” (Bunnyhop.com) that the perfect mate is “a man of substance, quietude and stability, a cerebral creature with a culture all his own,” she made an irrefutable case for geeks everywhere. The essay, which she co-wrote with Victoria Maat, transformed the pair into experts on all things geek and has now been published on over 300 Web sites and in five languages. Her first book, “The Geek Handbook” (Pocket Books), reads like an instruction manual and includes chapters such as “The Inner Geek,” “Common Geek Bugs and Suggestions for Fixes,” and “Your Geek’s Role in the New Economy.” According to Halpin, you have a geek in your life if he or she, among other things, “consumes ten cans of soda a day” and “rushes home on [their] lunch break to get in an hour of SimCity.”
Halpin was editor in chief of the online magazine Stim and has written for various publications including Wired, BookForum, Studio Mix, The Independent, and BUST. These days, Halpin is a senior editor at Oxygen network and lives in New York City.
Mikki Halpin is a freelance writer. She has written for many publications, including Glamour, New York, and the New Yorker.More Mikki Halpin.
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.