Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Finally! Brought to you by Samsung, the new E530 pink mobile phone “is a girl’s best friend, equipped with calorie counter, megapixel camera, shopping list … oh and it even tells the ladies when they’re ovulating!” Honestly, the E530 sounds more like a girl’s meddling aunt. Indeed, its built-in software called “Women’s Life” provides “everything from the things you might like to know (such as the fragrance that best suits your personality) to things you’d prefer to forget (like your percentage body fat).” Geez! Does the alarm go off when you eat cheese fries? Also, an ovulation predictor? Likely useless, unless you’re supposed to pee on it.
If you’d like to learn more, please enjoy this exhaustive review, which has clearly been run through the “Everything-Is-Illuminated”-a-Tron. (“The keypad gladdens even long-nailed ones.”)
When Samsung makes a lady phone that tracks stocks, mixes cocktails, closes the wage gap, alerts me when it’s time to wax my snowboard and emits an unpleasant high-pitched sound audible only to neocons, then it’ll get my money.
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.