Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
“Conan the Barbarian” … too soon? I mean, is it too soon after “Thor” to have another strapping lunk of man parade across pretty scenery for two hours while taking our $13 and calling it a movie? Because, honestly, I’m starting to forget who the target audience is for these type of films (and by “these types” I’m referring to “300,” “10000 BC,” “The Eagle,” “Clash of the Titans,” etc.), because it’s all brawny guys and fighting.
I guess they appeal to “Game of Thrones” fans, which makes sense considering “Conan” star Jason Momoa currently stars on “Thrones” as Khal Drogo, leader of the Dothraki tribe. And here he is, defeating bad guys and a witchy Rose McGowan in this summer’s “Conan!”
Now, before we jump on the “this looks terrible” bandwagon, let’s remember that the original “Conan,” back in 1982, starred a bodybuilder with absolutely no acting experience. So what I’m saying is: Work hard, Jason, and maybe someday you too can become the Governator.
“Conan the Barbarian” will arrive in theaters Aug. 19. Excited yet?
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.