Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Maggie Smith, known to “Downtown Abbey” fans as the acerbic, quick-witted Dowager Countess, recently admitted that she has never even seen an episode of the Emmy Award-winning show. In a recent interview with “60 Minutes’” Steve Kroft (to be aired Sunday), she admitted: “I don’t sit down and watch it.”
“You must be the only person in England who’s not watching,” said Kroft, surprised.
And in the most Maggie Smith-like delivery ever, she replied, “Well, that’s a record then, isn’t it, of some sort.” She added,“I always see things that I would like to do differently and think, ‘Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?’”
Like her staunch character, Smith isn’t one for Hollywood fanfare in general, though. She has long shirked awards shows, including this year’s Golden Globes, where she won Best Supporting Actress for the very role she’s never seen herself play.
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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.