Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Looking like a cross between Matisyahu (without the Hasidic cred) and a Santa Cruz mountains pot farmer-survivalist, Joaquin Phoenix has been raising eyebrows and fanning the flames of snarky celeb commentary since he announced he was retiring from acting in 2008. Phoeniz said he was going to focus on a music career, which would be all well and good, but a appearance on David Letterman appearance and reports of incoherent rap shows that ended with the actor — sorry, musician — jumping from the stage and attacking hecklers left the public wondering if he’d actually lost his damn mind or if he was manipulating the media in some kill-your-TV sort of way.
There’s hope that we’ll figure out exactly what the hell Phoenix has been doing with the release of Casey Affleck’s documentary “I’m Still Here,” focusing on a “lost” year of Phoenix’s life. He goes on tour, makes the aforementioned Letterman appearance and confounds his fans. And, according to a May article by the Los Angeles Times, snorts coke, has oral sex with a publicist and gets, uh, defecated on by a rival. While he’s sleeping.
The teaser trailer was just released for “I’m Still Here,” but none of the racier stuff is included, of course. You’ve got to pay good money for that. The Washington Post underlines the fact that everyone’s still confused about the intentions of the film, while People boils it down to “intriguing” or “disturbing.” Can’t it be both? Entertainment Weekly reviews the trailer itself, but you can watch it below:
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.