Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
“The first time I met [Tony Bennett was when] I took my dad, my stepmother, and my boyfriend to see him at Royal Albert Hall. And we went both nights.” Amy Winehouse’s eyes glowed with a natural, infectious excitement as she shared this memory with an interviewer earlier this year.
Today, the full music video for Winehouse’s collaboration with Bennett — on “Body and Soul,” which Winehouse said is her father’s favorite song — has been released. You can watch it here:
The track will feature on Bennett’s upcoming album, “Duets II,” available later this month. It is also available on iTunes now; according to Winehouse’s website, all proceeds from iTunes sales will go to the newly-launched Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Bennett spoke tenderly of Winehouse (who would have turned 28 today) in a video interview recorded before the younger singer passed away this July, saying: “Amy Winehouse was my favorite to perform with on the whole album. … Everybody just said, ‘Ooh, I don’t know how you’re going to handle her,’ but I felt completely different; I said, boy, she really loves to perform.” Watch his interview here, via The Guardian:
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.