Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
What did you expect from the network that Nancy Grace calls home?
HLN, the cable network that heavily covers flashy, scandalous trials like those of Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox, apparently did well in the ratings after Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder and as she addressed the jury, asking them not to sentence her to death. And so they sent out a press release to journalists headlined: “HLN #1 Among Ad-Supported Cable as Arias Pleads for Her Life.”
Apparently, during the 19-minute period Jodi Arias, well, pleaded for her life (not many more apt phrases to use there), HLN outdrew all other ad-supported cable networks. Congratulations to HLN! Certainly these high ratings will be sustainable — after all, there’s always someone pleading for their life. You just have to find
him or her!
The release in full is below.
HLN #1 Among Ad-Supported Cable as Arias Pleads for Her Life
HLN continues to be the ratings leader and complete source for coverage of the Jodi Arias Trial. On Tuesday May 21, HLN ranked No.1 among ad-supported cable networks from 1:56p to 2:15p (ET) as Jodi Arias took the stand to plead for her life in front of the jury that found her guilty of Travis Alexander’s murder. During that time period, HLN out-delivered the competition among both total viewers (2,540,000 million) and 25-54 demo viewers (691,000).
HLN also ranked ranked No.1 among ad-supported cable networks for the 2p hour delivering 2,227,000 million total viewers and 620,000 25-54 viewers.
Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_More Daniel D'Addario.
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.