Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
On Tuesday night, Jay Leno reminded us not to watch late night comedy shows when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are off the air on vacation.
The Tonight Show host opened with a few cracks about the Casey Anthony verdict:
“It was so hot today, people were as delirious and incoherent as a Florida jury,” he “quipped,” he then tried to deliver a second joke — “This [verdict] means President Obama’s economic team is only the second most clueless group of people in America,” — which he had to repeat because his audience failed to laugh first time around.
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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.