Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — Young downtown designer Alexander Wang is taking over the creative direction of storied Paris fashion house Balenciaga.
The company made the announcement on Monday that 28-year-old Wang would fill the spot vacated last month by Nicolas Ghesquiere (Gehs-kee-AIR), who left after a 15-year run there.
Balenciaga’s history began with the Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga, a contemporary of Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, showing his first collections in Paris in 1937. He died in 1972.
The house didn’t fully regain its footing until Ghesquiere took over in 1997 and brought critical acclaim and pop-star fans such as Beyonce and Rihanna.
Wang has a similar celebrity appeal, and he’s a favorite with fashion editors and the models who wear his cool-girl, sporty styles.
Wang will continue his New York-based signature collection.
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.