Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta-based nonprofit group is working to bring North Korea’s national orchestra to the U.S.
Robert Springs of Global Resource Services told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the North Korean National Symphony Orchestra is planning a concert in Atlanta followed by a tour of several other cities.
He said he’s hoping the visit will take place in the spring but that the details are still being worked out. Springs said the visit is still awaiting government approval.
Springs is president of Global Resource Services, a humanitarian group that works in North Korea.
The tour would take place four years after the New York Philharmonic performed in Pyongyang in January 2008 — a historic exchange between musicians from two nations that remain enemy states.
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.