Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
America’s divorce rate is roughly 50 percent, but couples in the “Bachelor” franchise face far bleaker odds. The happy duo must grapple with tabloid scrutiny, the frequent buzzkill of a long-distance relationship and the fact that, you know, they met on national television.
This season’s “Bachelorette” followed Ali Fedotowsky, the plucky San Franciscan we last saw on “The Bachelor” pitching a fit on the hotel floor before leaving the show to return to her job. Now that she and Roberto Martinez (left) have pledged their gushy, undying love by getting engaged on the “Bachelorette’s” finale, we take a look back at what host Chris Harrison might call the “long, amazing journey” of the franchise: A legacy of broken engagements, WTF moments and the incredibly rare happy ending.
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!)
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.