Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Seth MacFarlane, the “Family Guy” creator with super white teeth and super dirty speech, has been chosen to host the 85th annual Academy Awards. (Hopefully, his jokes will consist of more than “Family Guy” impressions and profanity.) It’s been a solid year for MacFarlane, who hosted “SNL” earlier this year, was an announcer at the Emmy’s, and directed the box office hit “Ted.”
MacFarlane followed up the announcement by tweeting this sketch, mainly about his dad’s bathing suits:
If this video is a preview of things to come, then let us remember what Jon Stewart told David Letterman about his experience hosting the Oscars: “At some level, deep in our hearts, we think it’s stupid.”
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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.