Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Lady Gaga performed on “American Idol” on May 5, 2010, in order to up the hype for the new video for “Judas.” There were smoke machines, masks, and all the creepy stuff we’ve come to expect from the Madonna-alien hybrid. But Gaga’s not happy: She took to Twitter to complain that Fox edited her version down from six and a half minutes. (She has since deleted her post.)
So what did we really miss in the performance? We compare the edited and unedited versions below.
So what part of Lady Gaga’s performance did we miss with the edits? The opening piano bars of “Bad Romance,” which didn’t sound like “Bad Romance” but something that Amy Winehouse would sing? Because otherwise the videos looks pretty much the same … and pretty weird for an “Idol” performance. Then again, who expects Gaga to show up and give a straight performance?
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.