Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The Royal Baby is finally here, but the name of the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has not yet been revealed. For better or worse (worse), this means there is still ample opportunity for baby name jokes. Okay, fine…some of them are less than terrible:
Maybe the Prince will take after Prince and just go by a symbol. http://t.co/sifFyGcpTd— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) July 22, 2013
Joffrey Adolf bin Windsor RT @royalist: Palace says: "The names of the baby will be announced in due course"— daveweigel (@daveweigel) July 22, 2013
Prince Albert would be such a stud GET IT AAAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *vomits*— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 22, 2013
i am the royal baby i am prince— Prince (@PrinceTweets2U) July 22, 2013
Possibly the only funny coverage of the Royal Baby comes from none other than the Onion.
EXCLUSIVE: The Onion has obtained the first photo of the royal baby http://t.co/y1B2HdubFK— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 22, 2013
Here’s some of their developing stories from today:
But obsession with the Royal Baby is old hat, now — the rest of the Internet has moved on to the town crier. His hat is way cooler.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
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.