Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Are you ready for Simon and McFerrin?
Paul Simon probably never had a vocal partner quite like Bobby McFerrin, who coaxed him onstage in an impromptu New York City performance that highlighted opening night of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 25th anniversary season.
McFerrin spotted Simon in the audience Thursday night and invited him to join in some “improv” on the old Simon and Garfunkle hit “Scarborough Fair.” Simon initially declined, but eventually gave in.
Simon asked good-naturedly “How could you do that to me,” as he joined McFerrin onstage at the Rose Theater for an unexpected guest turn.
Simon quickly adjusted to McFerrin’s loose, irreverent style as they adapted their singing to saxophonist Ted Nash’s arrangement of the Simon song for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
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.