Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Judging by the fact that his rant in Las Vegas is getting major press coverage, rapper Kanye West had a point when he yelled out, “I control the media” to a crowd of concert-goers on Saturday night.
Five days into a tour that has already creating controversy, Yeezus, donning a face mask, launched into a nearly 10-minute speech about fashion, racism and empowerment with his characteristic bravado. “I crash that motherf–cking Internet when I feel like it!” he exclaimed. “This ain’t no joke! You don’t see no black people at the end of the runway in Paris! This ain’t no joke! These n—as is classist down here. F–k racism!”
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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.