Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
It’s official: the era of “The Office” will come to an end in an hour-long finale on May 16th. Although the past two seasons have been lagging without some of the star writers and actors, the finale will bring a few of them back: B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard) and Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) will both guest star. Steve Carell, however, will not be returning.
Showrunner Greg Daniels said in January that Carell “was very much of the opinion that the ‘Goodbye Michael’ episode and story arc leading up to it was the goodbye to the fans and the show.” According to Daniels, the rest of “The Office” crew is now ready to say goodbye, however. Star Rainn Wilson told Salon in December:
It’s a very bittersweet time for “The Office.” We’re reminiscing about all the great times, and that being said, it’s really time for the show to end. It’s been an incredible, life-changing experience, and I’m really excited for the stuff that’s going to happen in the final season. The documentary is finally going to air, and “The Office” characters are going to get to watch themselves on the documentary. That will be an interesting mind-bender.
We do know, however, that one character from the current season gets fired before the finale (of course, Daniels wouldn’t reveal who).
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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.