Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Aziz Ansari got really real (and really funny) on “Conan” Thursday night. After talking about how a handful of racist Twitter creeps managed to dominate the coverage of the first-ever Indian-American woman to be crowned Miss America, Ansari explained that, in general, racist people seem to be “slowly going away.”
Then he dropped the euphemism and got to his real point.
“Clap if you lost a racist grandma in the last year or two,” Ansari asked the audience. (A lot of clapping ensued.)
“You know what I’m talking about. We all have them. You have that one grandma who passes away and, it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s so sad … Eh, she was kind of a racist piece of shit.’”
Watch it here:
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.