Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
1. Unnecessary tour of the day: “The Real Housewives” Live Tour will feature women from all of the different manifestations of Bravo’s reality show as they perform … what exactly? Do any of them have actual talents? I had hoped this was to be a musical production of some sort, with costumes by Shereé Whitfield and wigs by Kim Zolciak, but apparently it’s just going to involve the women taking their reunion episodes on the road.
2. Cancellation of the day: Sorry, Kate Gosselin, your money train is at an end, as TLC has just canceled ” Kate Plus 8.” Don’t worry, I’m sure you will find other ways to exploit your children for cash … maybe have the younger ones try out for “Toddlers & Tiaras”?
3. Preemptive grieving of the day: We knew this moment would come, but we still don’t feel prepared to hear that next season will be the finale of “Breaking Bad.” I’m thinking there’s a spinoff in the works with Kate Gosselin as Bryan Cranston’s quirky new love interest.
4. Birth of the day: Tina Fey’s second daughter, Penelope Athena. Oh come on, Tina! You aren’t even going to try to make things interesting by naming your kid after a piece of machinery or your favorite food?
5. Hot androgyny of the day: To get everyone pumped up for Fashion Week, New York magazine profiled the beatific Andrej Pejic, who models both male and female lines on the runway, and who claims to have “left (his) gender open to artistic interpretation.”
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.