Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Imagine being stuck in a cage for two months while going through customs. That’s the border limbo that 16 tigers have faced in Paraguay because Argentine officials refuse to approve their paperwork for entry.
The tigers used to perform in a circus. Their owner Oswal Wasconi said he decided to ship them to Argentina after Paraguay’s environmental ministry banned live animal circus acts.
Biologist Estela Gomez is the ministry’s wildlife director. She says the tigers are all certified to be in good health, and blames the Argentines for blocking their entry because Bengal and African tigers are protected species.
Aides to Argentina’s quarantine office director Raul Castelli said Friday he was in a meeting and could not immediately explain the holdup.
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.