Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Jazz harmonica virtuoso Toots Thielemans quips that his legs don’t work but his mouth does.
Thielemans was pushed onstage in a wheelchair during the first of two Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts this weekend celebrating his 90 years. Thielemans had canceled all his other U.S. dates because of poor health, and up to the last minute, producers were not sure if Thielemans would even be able to play.
But energized by an enthusiastic audience and musical friends such as pianist Herbie Hancock and Brazilian guitarist-vocalist Dori Caymmi, the Belgian harmonic player rose to the occasion at Friday night’s concert.
He played highlights from his lengthy career — the Gershwins’ “I Loves You Porgy/Summertime,” the Brazilian bossa nova classic “Chega da Saudade” and his own swinging jazz waltz “Bluesette.”
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.