Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
It’s been but a month since 16-year-old Miley Cyrus sent jaws dropping by posing in a black leather bustier and thigh-high boots for Elle magazine. Now, the Hannah Montana star is set to scandalize parents once again, this time with a pole-dancing performance on the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. Those of you who can’t wait to evaluate the inappropriateness of said pole dance or who refuse to sit through the two-hour-long show, you’re in luck: When the show was pre-taped Sunday night, a sneaky audience member caught the routine on camera and posted it to YouTube.
The video begins with Miley clad in booty shorts and high heels, singing her song “Party in the USA.” Then the controversial object is wheeled in — but it isn’t just any stripper pole, it’s an umbrella stand on top of an ice cream cart, minus the umbrella. She climbs onto it, grabs the pole, drops it like it’s hot and shimmies rather innocently as the cart is pushed across the stage. Now that’s some potent imagery: an emblem of childhood (an ice cream cart) juxtaposed with a symbol of modern young womanhood (a stripper pole). Looks like her managers are following the Britney Spears sexy-virgin path to success — or self-destruction, depending on your perspective.
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.