Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
1. Internet crackdown of the day: California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is trying to ban the use of social networking for prisoners, saying it “has seen numerous instances in which inmates, using their Facebook accounts, have delivered threats to victims or have made unwanted sexual advances.”
2. Cringe-worthy Hitler analogy of the day: Sorry, Kanye, your reign was but too brief. Today, the crew of “Two and a Half Men” claim that they prefer working with Ashton Kutcher over “Hitler.” Look, Charlie Sheen may be a lot of things, but he obviously does not have his life together enough to start a genocidal war.
4. Disturbing toy of the day: Ooh, two new American Girl dolls! Marie-Grace and Cecile Rey are best friends in New Orleans during the yellow fever epidemic in 1815. Well, that’s dark.
5. Trailer of the day: “The Darkest Hour,” which is about invisible Russian aliens who are stealing our electricity.
Might as well have skipped the subtlety and named this “Cold War II: But With Aliens.”
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.