Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Disclaimer: I don’t watch “America’s Got Talent.” I refuse to slog through the terrible to get the the sweet nuggets of awesome. And Sharon Osbourne is off-putting. In any event, millions of people love it, even with no David Hasslehoff to amuse them, and last night they were treated to a big voice from Alice Tan Ridley. Ms. Ridley is “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe’s mom, which leads me to believe that Oscar nominations are worthless if you can’t even get your mama a meeting with a record exec. Ridley’s been busking in subways instead.
PopEater, in fact, has compiled some of the performer’s best subway videos. Alice Tan Ridley has her own MySpace page and website, too. If you care to know what the judges thought, The U.K. Press Association breaks down their pithy comments. Better yet, watch the video for yourself.
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.