Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Remember when everyone got upset because Justin Bieber went to Rolling Stone and said he supported universal healthcare but was pro-life? It was like we were treating the 17-year-old like an adult with opinions that deserve debating! So silly!
Because just for reference, Justin Bieber wears a necklace of Stewie Griffin from “Family Guy” around town, and that necklace costs $25,000. I would not take his opinion on the best part of Epcot Center seriously, let alone his views on abortion.
To be fair, a lot of rappers wear ridiculous bling. Flava Flav has that clock necklace, and Lil Wayne has a giant piece of gold that spells out “Crunk Ain’t Dead” in what has to be the heaviest piece of sloganeering ever. Then again, I wouldn’t really let these people influence my opinions on today’s “hot topics” either.
And at least they aren’t literally wearing a giant, talking baby around, the symbolism of which is not lost on anyone.
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.