Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company in England, Miami’s GableStage and The Public Theater in New York will present a radically fresh version of “Antony and Cleopatra” set on the eve of the Haitian Revolution.
The new staging, which is edited and directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney, will premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon home in November 2013 before coming to the United States to play at GableStage in January 2014 followed by The Public Theater in late January 2014.
Setting the Shakespeare play in the 1700s allows McCraney, an artistic associate at the Royal Shakespeare Company and an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company, to explore colonialism and racial politics of the New World.
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.