Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Best “Daily Show” interview in weeks? Tracy Morgan, who had Jon Stewart in tears at Wednesday night’s taping. After Stewart compliments Morgan on his hair, Morgan warns the audience, “Hold onto your women! I could take your girl with my haircut. At least that’s how it is in my community. Somebody could get pregnant.” (Later in the evening, Morgan continued his tear on “Jimmy Kimmel,” with the video parody “Impregn8ed.”)
The madness spins out from there, with Morgan explaining what it means to be old school, sexually speaking, then weaving in Evel Knievel in a wheelchair jumping phone books, Christopher Cross and a Russian bear on a bicycle (Isn’t that the plot of a John Irving novel?), and a strip club for “fat dudes” called “Chickendale’s.”
They should’ve extended this interview by about five minutes. To make up for it, NBC should immediately book Morgan on “The Marriage Ref.” Can you imagine the brilliant advice for squabbling married couples that might tumble from this man’s mouth? Throw out Kelly Ripa and replace her with Morgan, stat!
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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.