Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
LONDON (AP) — Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the U.S., according to an interview with his wife published Saturday in a British newspaper.
Laurie Anderson told the Times of London that Reed “was dying” before the operation several weeks ago at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic.
She said 71-year-old Reed is not back to full strength, but “he’s already working and doing t’ai chi.
“I don’t think he’ll every totally recover from this, but he’ll certainly be back to doing (things) in a few months,” she said.
“I’m very happy. It’s a new life for him.”
Anderson, a musician and performance artist, praised the Cleveland facility – one of the leading transplant centers in the U.S. – and said hospitals in the couple’s hometown of New York were “dysfunctional.”
Reed, who has spoken of his past alcohol and drug use, co-founded influential 1960s group The Velvet Underground, whose songs included the addiction-themed “Heroin” and “I’m Waiting for the Man.”
Solo works include “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Perfect Day.”
Reed had earlier canceled a series of dates planned for April. His management did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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.