Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
1. Slash-list of the day: “The 10 hottest pieces of ‘Star Trek’ Slash Fiction” on Ranker.com includes a bizarre hat-tip to Worf/Wesley Crusher stories. That’s basically worse than furry porn, and as blasphemous as imagining a Khal Drogo/Bran Stark scenario.
2. Sign that James Franco is a force of evil of the day: His “art” show, called “High/Low, Rob Lowe” apparently offended the gods so much that they deemed to destroy the Asia Society Gallery, the venue that Franco-stein had chosen to besmirch the art world.
3. Worst remake of the day: Man, and just when I thought the “Lone Ranger meets the werewolves“ was going to Bruckheimer this week into oblivion, we hear Ridley Scott is taking the helm of a “Blade Runner” do-over. OK, but will it have ghost Indians like Obi-Wan Kenobi?
4. Method acting of the day: Anne Hathaway watched a bunch of videos of cats on YouTube to prepare for her role as Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” That’s so weird; I didn’t know that I had also been spending the last four years of my life preparing for a Christopher Nolan film.
5. “Office” family reunion of the day: Josh Groban will be guest-starring as Ed Helms’ brother on the NBC comedy next season. The dad from “7th Heaven” will be playing Mr. Bernard Sr., and the mom from “E.T.” will be his wife. Happy family!
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.