Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Steve Martin is one of America’s most beloved actors and comedians. Born in Texas, Martin spent his early years writing for Sonny and Cher, Dick Van Dyke and “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” which eventually earned him an Emmy. His Grammy-winning comedy albums and appearances on “Saturday Night Live” gained Martin nationwide notoriety.
His first film project, “The Absent-Minded Waiter,” won him an Academy Award nomination. That was followed by “The Jerk,” “Pennies from Heaven,” “All of Me” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Martin’s screenwriting credits include “Roxanne,” “L.A. Story” and “Bowfinger” and he is also author of the play “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” He also frequently writes for the New Yorker and the New York Times.
Listen to Martin read from his first novella, “Shopgirl,” published by Simon & Schuster. “Shopgirl” centers on a lonely glove-counter attendant at a Los Angeles Neiman Marcus who passes her evenings taking prescription drugs. When she meets a mysterious divorcé, her humdrum life begins to change.
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.