Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music and movie mogul David Geffen has kicked in $25 million for a film museum planned by Academy Awards overseers.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that the David Geffen Foundation made the donation for the museum scheduled to open in 2017 next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
It’s the largest contribution yet in the academy’s $300 million fund drive for the museum.
In recognition, the academy is naming a theater at the facility after Geffen.
Record company executive Geffen founded DreamWorks Pictures with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Geffen says the museum will provide a permanent home for the academy’s tradition of “honoring the shining stars of the cinematic arts.”
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.