Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
NEW YORK (AP) — There were smiles at many Broadway box offices last week as a big financial bounce followed the Tony Awards, with the biggest winners being “Pippin,” ”Matilda the Musical” and “Motown the Musical.”
Numbers from The Broadway League on Monday indicate exposure and statuettes on the June 9 telecast helped many shows have their most profitable weeks ever and break some individual theater records.
“Kinky Boots,” crowned with the best musical Tony scored $62,775 more than the previous week to land at $1,474,349. “Motown the Musical” had its best week ever with $1,441,448 and set a new box office record at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The circus-themed revival of “Pippin” made over $1 million for the first time after winning four awards.
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.