Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The last Vanessa Carlton song I can recall hearing is 2004′s “White Houses,” an ode to virginity loss, but the singer-songwriter is in the news today for her announcement that she is “a proud bisexual woman.” Carlton made the statement in front of a crowd of 18,000 while performing at Nashville Pride, prefacing it with the confession that she had “never said this before.” Sometimes I’m skeptical about the motives behind disclosures like this, but — maybe because of the setting and the audience’s enthusiastic reaction — this one made me smile. Furthermore, after performing her 2002 single “Ordinary Day” using both male and female pronouns, she told spectators that “the lyrics could be about a boy, girl, tranny, whatever.” Now there’s a move that’ll garner some extra applause during karaoke.
Watch the video of Carlton’s announcement below (and hear the crowd’s reaction, which includes some loud shrieking and satisfied declarations of “I knew it!”).
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.