Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Don’t ink “Argo” into your Oscars pool yet.
The last, late momentum could be with “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Director David O. Russell’s film cleaned up at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, the last ceremony before tonight’s Academy Awards.
It won Independent Spirit Awards for best film, director, screenplay and actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
“The last time I held one of these was 19 years ago for best screenplay and best first feature [for 'Spanking the Monkey'] and my son was 1 year old,” Russell said, accepting his award for best director. “Matthew’s here today and he gave me this movie.”
Russell’s son has bipolar disorder. In the film — up for eight Oscars — Bradley Cooper’s character wrestles with the illness.
John Hawkes won best actor for “The Sessions.” His co-star Helen Hunt took best supporting actress. Best supporting actor went to Matthew McConaughey for “Magic Mike.”
“Amour” was named best foreign film.
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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.