Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
OSLO, Norway (AP) — American actress Sarah Jessica Parker says this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, the European Union, could serve as an example for the United States.
Parker praised the EU’s role in pacifying Europe and uniting different cultures, noting that in the U.S., recent elections brought divisions to the surface.
Parker says although it “might be a controversial” decision to award the EU as it struggles with a financial crisis, the 27-nation bloc embodies ideals and is “a terrific blueprint for us.”
Parker spoke to The Associated Press in Oslo before the Nobel Concert later Tuesday, which she will host with Scottish actor Gerard Butler.
The evening’s artists include U.S. singer Jennifer Hudson, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, American R&B artist Ne-Yo and British soul singer Seal.
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.