Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ferrari driver Felipe Massa was fastest in the third and final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday, edging Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen by .006 seconds.
Massa left it late in his run to clock a best time of 1 minute, 21.901 seconds in mostly sunny conditions.
Red Bull driver Mark Webber was third quickest, just in front of Romain Grosjean for Lotus.
Three-time Formula One defending champion Sebastian Vettel was fifth for Red Bull, one place ahead of two-time F1 winner Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
McLaren’s struggles show no signs of ending, however, with Jenson Button and teammate Sergio Perez outside of the top 10 places for the second straight day.
Qualifying is later Saturday. The race is Sunday.
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.