Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Robert Lowell was born in 1917 in Boston. Lowell worked as an editor and as a teacher at several institutions, including the State University of Iowa, the Kenyon School of Letters, Boston University, Harvard University, the University of Essex, and Kent University, among others. During his career, he taught such poets as W. D. Snodgrass, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath.
In 1944 Lowell’s first collection of poetry, Land Of Unlikeness, was published. For his second book, Lord’s Weary Castle (1946), which included the famous ‘The Quaker Graveyeard in Nantucket’, Lowell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Among Lowell’s others works are Life Studies (1959), which won the National Book Award in 1960, and The Dolphin (1973).
Listen to Robert Lowell read his poems “Skunk Hour (for Elizabeth Bishop)” and “Dunbarton,” taken from the audio collection The Voice Of The Poet, courtesy of 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.