Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Rick Moody is the author of the novels Purple America, The Ice Storm and Garden State, for which he received the Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award, and the story collection The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven. His fiction and essays have been published in the New Yorker, Esquire, the Paris Review, Harper’s, Grand Street, Details, Open City and the New York Times.
“Again and again throughout the collection, Moody presents the hilariously ludicrous, and then forces the reader to empathize, to understand these people trapped and alone in their own absurdity.” –San Francisco Review of Books on The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven.
Listen now to this MP3Lit.com exclusive recording of Rick Moody reading Twister, a story from his collection, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven (Little, Brown & Co.).
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.