Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
We should all be lucky enough – and badass enough – to dance into our senior years with the wit, sass and smarts of Betty White. The woman who played the man-eating Happy Homemaker Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” the simple Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls” and has continued to gleefully steal scenes on “Boston Legal” and “My Name is Earl” turned 88 last week. And on Saturday, she was honored by the Screen Actor’s Guild with a Life Achievement Award.
Receiving the award from her costar in “The Proposal,” Sandra Bullock (who went on to nab her own SAG award in an upset over Meryl Streep), the six-time Emmy winner dryly mused of Bullock, “Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?” before saying, with her trademark mix of sweetness and ribaldry, “I know many of you, and I’ve worked with quite a few. Maybe even had a couple. You know who you are.” (Earlier in the evening, George Clooney thanked her for her “discretion.”)
But in the end, she was also heartfelt and grateful. The woman who asked TV Guide recently, “Why should I retire from something I love doing? How lucky can one person be?” told the audience, “It would never even have occurred to me to imagine this. This is the highest point of my entire professional life.” But we wager she’s got high points yet to come.
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.