Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — The late American crooner Andy Williams, famous for his classic easy-listening hits like “Moon River,” also had a passion for Navajo blankets.
The 80 museum-quality blankets are being offered for sale by Sotheby’s New York in late May.
They’re expected to bring over $1 million.
The highlight is a rare Navajo Man’s Wearing Blanket. It’s woven in a “chief’s first phase design” characterized by the addition of fine red stripes. Its pre-sale estimate is $200,000 to $300,000.
Only about 50 are known to exist.
Williams decorated his home and the Moon River Theater with the blankets, both in Branson, Mo.
They were featured in a St. Louis Art Museum exhibition in 1997-1998.
The singer, also known for his Christmas TV specials, died in September at age 84.
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.