Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Update: A Netflix spokesperson has backtracked on Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’s comments that the online streaming service would only host one season of the show. “We’re hopeful there will be more seasons,” the spokesperson told Hitfix. “If anyone can pull it together, it’s going to be Ted. But by no means is this the end of it. We’re definitely planning to do more with them. We have first rights, so it’s not like you’d see it anywhere else. We’re absolutely hopeful there will be more.”
After Netflix dropped the enire first season of “House of Cards,” the new David Fincher-directed political thriller, in one day, subscribers had to struggle not to binge on all 13 episodes at once. Those that did, however, can take solace in the fact that Season 2 is on its way.
Not so for Season 4 of the cult classic “Arrested Development,” which arrives on Netflix this spring. At an investor conference today, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings emphasized the show was produced under “non-repeatable circumstances.” “We don’t anticipate being able to do seasons five, six, seven. We have less of a stake in it,” he said. ” ‘Arrested Development’ is a wildly successful tactic as opposed to fundamental to the strategy.”
To that effect, the Hastings also emphasized that, “I don’t want you guys to think that suddenly we’re the original content company.” Referring to the company’s general approach to original content, he said, “We think the season is like the book and is the right unit,” explaining, “It’s now a big point of differentiation.”
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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.