Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Meet Roxxxy, the “world’s first sex robot.” She has folks buzzing with excitement after her debut at this weekend’s Adult Entertainment Expo (never mind that she isn’t actually the first of her kind). Given the hype, and the use of the term “robot,” you might be envisioning something along the lines of a Real Doll that can actually perform sexy moves — or at the very least do “The Robot.” In reality, she’s more like an X-rated version of Talking Elmo. She can’t walk or move her arms, but when you touch Roxxxy she will purr things like, ” Where you gonna put that?” As creator Douglas Hines demonstrated at the event (video below), clumsily groping at her vagina will elicit a moan; meanwhile, she remains paralyzed in her pre-programed ecstasy.
Should you tire of Roxxxy’s come-ons, you can always hook her up to your laptop and turn her into a different robot-lover. She comes complete with five different personalities: Wild Wendy (“outgoing and adventurous”), Frigid Farrah (“reserved and shy”), Mature Martha (“very experienced”), S&M Susan (“ready to provide your pain/pleasure fantasies”) and Young (“barely 18″ and “waiting for you to teach her”). The personality you pick will alter her response to the aforementioned touching and groping. However, Roxxxy’s true raison d’être, says Hines, is providing companionship post-coitus. (Note to potential buyers: All the wiring around her mouth that makes conversation possible also makes her look a bit like Kanye West post-jaw surgery. I’m just saying.) The cost for one of these customizable sexbots runs anywhere from $7,000 to $9,000.
If, inexplicably, there are any straight ladies out there feeling jealous that men can own their very own fantasy fembot, take heart: Plans are currently in the work for Rocky, a literal sex machine.
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.