Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Ashton Kutcher nailed the portrayal of Steve Jobs in the new film “Jobs.”
I feel particularly qualified to review this film since I had been a friend of Steve’s for 30 years and had worked with him during the period covered by the film except for the very early days of Apple I and Apple II. I was surprised that I had personally known, and worked with, nearly all the people who were portrayed in the film.
If you are interested in what motivated Steve Jobs, one of the great entrepreneurs of our time, or what he was like, or how he dealt with the people around him, then I highly recommend seeing the movie “Jobs.” Director Joshua Michael Stern and his team did exhaustive research into the history of Steve’s involvement with Apple, and reviewed hundreds of hours of film featuring Steve. I am convinced that the slight omissions or inconsistencies in the film were only due to the need to keep the flow and pace of the story intact, and not due to errors in research.
Ashton Kutcher did an absolutely remarkable portrayal of Steve. At times we thought we were looking at historical footage, but were amazed to find out we were seeing Ashton playing Steve. Ashton, more than any other actor I can imagine, became Steve Jobs. It was like watching Steve on the screen.
The selection of people and stories, and the critical events, made the ups and downs of this remarkable man’s story come to life.
The best thing about this film is that it dealt with the critical events of Steve’s short life, and not the tragic aspects of his death. It was a fitting tribute to a wonderfully talented person.
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.