Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Only months after Lifetime’s release of “Liz & Dick,” the Linday Lohan-starring biopic about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s tumultuous romance, BBC Four has announced plans for its own version of the love story. Expectations for this one are a little higher, though: “Les Misérables” actress Helena Bonham Carter will star as Elizabeth Taylor, alongside “The Wire’s” Dominic West as Richard Burton.
The movie, “Burton and Taylor,” will focus on the pair’s relationship during Noel Coward’s play “Private Lives” in 1983, when they came together onstage after two previous, explosive marriages, hoping to reunite. The play itself was about a couple who have come together after a divorce and discover that they each have new partners. Bonham Carter told the Daily Mail, ”Elizabeth was 51 [when she took on the role in Private Lives], still every inch a star, still beautiful and they still needed each other but this was professional.” The two didn’t marry a third time, but Bonham Carter says the movie is ”about this sliver of their lives together. They were huge stars and they’d never been onstage together before.”
The movie is to be released in the fall of 2013.
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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.