Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Lovers of McDonalds who feel their fast food isn’t quite fast enough could soon be able to order their burger–n–fries using a mobile app. The chain is testing a mobile payment app that allows customers to order and pay for their meal before picking it up. The app is being tested in two U.S. cities: Salt Lake City and Austin.
The app, aimed at teens and millennials, will also come with a side order of promotions, offers, and a loyalty program. Fast Mexican food chain Chipotle already has one of these. ( Perhaps we’ll see a fake hack of McDonalds’ Twitter feed shortly, similar to this summer’s stunt from Chipotle.)
Expect to see some jostling in the (BBQ chicken) wings from competitors of the Golden Arches––one of Burger King’s most recent innovations was a Rib Sandwich, very similar to McDonalds’ McRib. And last year, the fast food firm tried an app that used a wave–and–pay system in Austria.
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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.