Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Two highly anticipated Steven Spielberg films — “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn” and “War Horse” — will hit theaters within days of each other this December.
Today, a new trailer for “Tintin” was released. The upcoming motion-capture film is based on the late Belgian artist Hergé’s popular narrative comic books about the escapades of a youthful reporter and will be shown in 3-D starting Dec. 23. Stars include Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg and Daniel Craig.
And here’s the original teaser trailer, released in May:
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.