Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Well, there was no Daft Punk at Sunday nights’s MTV Video Music Awards, but if you weren’t expecting much, then the event didn’t disappoint. (Some) fans were placated by an ‘NSYNC reunion, Lady Gaga’s brand of weirdness and the spectacle known as Miley Cyrus’ tongue. Here are some of the highlights:
Lady Gaga channeled her inner Lady Gaga with “Applause”:
Miley was twerkin:
Kanye West performed “Blood on the Leaves”:
Justin Timberlake performed:
And ‘NSYNC reunited:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed “Same Love” with Mary Lambert & Jennifer Hudson:
Katy Perry performed “Roar”:
And last but not least — One Direction was booed after winning Best Song of the Summer, and Taylor Swift, who previously dated band member Harry Styles, was caught saying “Shut the fuck up” during their speech:
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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.