Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Justin Bieber is developing into quite the little badass. He’s ruling the charts, dominating Twitter to the point where the microblogging website reportedly has racks of servers dedicated just to his account, and he’s earned enough street cred that hip-hop giants Kanye West and Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan sought out the Canadian crooner for a collaboration (video below). Now, Bieber is going after The Man.
The pop star was throwing water balloons before his sold-out show at the Maryland State Fair on Sunday and reportedly pelted two state troopers who were on hand for crowd control. One of the balloons hit an officer’s gun holster, soaking him from the waist down, and a second bounced off another officer’s chest without bursting.
The state troopers were ready to discipline Bieber, 16, but Bieber quickly retreated to his trailer while his bodyguard interjected and successfully dissuaded the officers.
Eyewitnesses say Bieber had been practicing with the balloons for some time before the incident. Which could be interpreted in one of two ways: He was simply horsing around like any normal unruly teenager, or he was honing his aim for his attack on the cops. For the sake of this story, let’s hope it’s the latter.
So the questions remain: Is this the beginning of Bieber’s transformation into this generation’s preeminent bad boy? Decades from now, will college students don T-shirts imprinted with Bieber’s face, the way they do now with Che Guevara? Is he James Dean 2.0?
At the very least, let’s hope with his newfound taste for hip-hop and rebellion, Beiber commemorates this moment by covering N.W.A.’s classic anti-authority anthem “Fuck tha Police.”
Until then, here’s Bieber’s collaboration with Kanye and Raekwon.
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.