Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
John Oliver made his debut as interim host of “The Daily Show” on Monday, taking a beat to note Jon Stewart’s absence and “acknowledge for a moment that this is weird” before diving into news of the Obama administration’s massive surveillance program.
So much for easing into the job.
“Are you f–cking kidding me? Jon’s been gone one day! We had such a fun, gentle first show planned for you! … Jon Stewart is barely out the door and it turns out that not only is the government taping everyone’s phone calls, but that’s only the tip of the sh–tberg,” Oliver said, sounding every bit as righteously angry as Stewart would have — only, you know, British.
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.