Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Reportedly “incensed” at Tom Cruise’s increasingly batty behavior, Paula Fortunato persuaded her media mogul husband, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone, to fire Cruise for his unacceptable conduct. Britain’s Daily Mail reports that Fortunato, 43, told her husband, 40 years her senior, that Cruise had “forever turned female fans off him” and that she “never want[s] to see another Tom Cruise movie again.”
Redstone recently issued a statement saying, “As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal. His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount.” The Daily Mail guesses that “recent conduct” refers to Cruise’s escalating public allegiance to Scientology, which includes criticizing Brooke Shields for using postnatal antidepressants, and his outrageous demand that Katie Holmes give birth in silence.
Here is a woman generally dismissed as a trophy wife calling the shots on the career of one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. I guess she’s telling us to take that trophy and shove it.
Sarah Goldstein is an editorial fellow at Salon.More Sarah Goldstein.
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.