Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Comedian, yenta and humanoid space being Joan Rivers was whisked off the set of British chat show “Loose Women” Tuesday for responding colorfully to a line of questioning about her experiences interviewing celebrities on the red carpet. Rivers said she enjoyed talking to the stars if they are nice, but like most people, she dislikes conversing with those who are insufferably rude. The controversy arose when she called out mirth-mobile Russell Crowe as “a piece of fucking shit.”
The other ladies on the panel howled with laughter as Rivers expressed her surprise that the program had no delay and thus her very candid observation would be broadcast in its entirety, so that the pensioners and invalids watching at home could hear it, in between slurps of their Bovril and Lucozade! Blimey! (Take that, Jane Fonda!)
I thought the Brits were slightly more enlightened about this stuff — and I assumed, as Rivers did, that they brought her on for a reason and she delivered — but apparently not, as Rivers was immediately escorted out of the studio and presenter Jackie Brambles was forced to make an on-air apology. But there are no hard feelings. In a statement issued later, Rivers said: “Yes, I swore, and I’m so fucking sorry.”
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.