Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Filmmaker Cherien Dabis has introduced a fresh new actor to crowds at the Sundance Film Festival: herself.
In her latest trip to the independent-cinema showcase, the comic drama “May in the Summer,” writer-director Dabis put herself through a rigorous casting process before deciding she was the right person for the title role.
Dabis had been repeatedly asked if she ever thought about acting while she was promoting her earlier drama “Amreeka,” which premiered at Sundance in 2009.
Unable to find just the right woman, Dabis cast herself after a long audition process that included sending tapes of her and two other actresses to a veteran Hollywood insider for an objective opinion.
The casting choice has worked so far. “May in the Summer” was chosen as one of Sundance’s day-one films.
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.