Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was one of the 20th century’s most important novelists, as well as a brilliant short story writer and foreign correspondent. His body of work includes the novels “A Farewell to Arms,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novella “The Old Man and the Sea,” and in 1954 was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
“One of Ernest Hemingway’s deadliest enemies was The Microphone … but over the years, under special circumstances, Ernest did record a few things for me on an old Webster wire recorder that he kept in his finca in Cuba, and on a transistorized pocket recorder called a Midgetape which we took on our travels. These wires and tapes, imperfect though they are, are virtually the only record we have of his voice. (The one exception is his acceptance of the Nobel Prize which was recorded by a Havana radio station.)” — A.E. Hotchner
Listen to “In Harry’s Bar in Venice” from “Hemingway Reads,” a HarperAudio release.
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.