Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
I was going to write a longer intro to this, but you know what? Congratulations: Here is a list of things that in no way pertain to Weinergate. You’re welcome, America. Now onto the other stuff that made us all a little uncomfortable (and a little excited) this week.
1. Rihanna’s “Man Down” video is causing controversy for its excessive use of violence: It’s only OK when dudes shoot each other in graphic music videos. Not when ladies do it.
2. Actors from Starz “Party Down” reuniting on Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital”: If you needed a couple more reasons to watch Rob Corddry’s hysterical doctor spoof, how about Lizzy Caplan, Megan Mullally, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, and Ryan Hanson together again? All that’s missing is Jane Lynch and Adam Scott.
4. The most inspirational speech ever: Kid rides bike for the first time, delivers best motivational address since Kennedy told us we were going to the moon.
Why aren’t we this positive about stuff?
5. Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson break up: I really saw those two crazy kids making it!
6. “Comeback Kings,” a comic where Tupac, Elvis, Bruce Lee, Jim Morrison and Andy Kaufman are alive and fighting crime: Wait, what would Kaufman’s specialty be? A master of disguise?
7. Coldplay’s latest single, “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall”:
It’s like Chris Martin joined up with John Mayer and Bret Michaels for that title, and Robbie Williams for the actual song.
8. “Fear Factor” returning to NBC: Well, I guess the network needs something to scare you now that Trump’s hairpiece is off the air for another season.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow is looking for a tutor with some very specific qualifications: Even Mary Poppins isn’t classy enough for this family.
10. Leslie Nielsen’s gravestone gets the final laugh: Damn, I miss Leslie Nielsen.
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.