Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Yes, we know some of you are sick of us posting Sarah Haskins videos. No, she’s not paying us (at this writing). Honestly, we keep waiting for her to do a video that sucks so we won’t feel compelled to post it with yet another intro about how we know some of you are sick of it, and we don’t really care. Fortunately or unfortunately, the woman stubbornly insists on being hilarious every time; watching her skewer “chick flicks” in this latest installment is just too damned fun to resist. Take it up with her if you don’t like it
If you really must rag on our devotion to all things Haskins, though, knock yourself out. ‘Cause hey, sometimes we like to cry for fun.
Kate Harding is the co-author of "Lessons From the Fatosphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body" and has been a regular contributor to Salon's Broadsheet.More Kate Harding.
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.