Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
What was that you said about the Obama administration’s unprecedented and potentially unconstitutional program of mass surveillance? Sorry, I stopped listening — I must have gotten lost in Edward Snowden’s gorgeous eyes.
Yes, the NSA whistleblower is Twitter’s dreamboat du jour, and his attractiveness (deemed “geek chic” by many) is currently the subject of a dedicated Tumblr and an ongoing Internet conversation about whether or not people would let him “blow their whistle,” if you catch my drift.
so, edward snowden is kinda hot, no?— alexandra finkel (@alexandra_rose) June 10, 2013
#NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden is hot - there I said it — Carolina Bortolleto (@ACarolina_B) June 9, 2013
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.