Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
On Tuesday, BuzzFeed unveiled a YouTube-based news channel “CNN BuzzFeed,” an effort executives hope will attract younger news consumers to CNN and traditional news consumers to BuzzFeed. The channel will rely on BuzzFeed mainstays like video mashups and listicles to create content tailor-made for the viral age.
In a statement on the partnership, senior vice president for CNN Digital Kenneth Estenson said the new venture “will enable both organizations to engage new audiences.”
While branded content has proved lucrative for BuzzFeed, the new channel is being launched without advertiser support, as noted by the Wall Street Journal:
“The more agile way to do it is to launch without letting advertising products dictate editorial content,” Mr. Steinberg said. He also noted that BuzzFeed’s namesake website didn’t begin working with advertisers until five years after its launch in 2006.
“BuzzFeed and CNN will figure out ways to do various ad formats and sponsored content down the road,” Mr. Steinberg said.
The inaugural video collaboration is a roundup of the “most amazing rescue moments shown on CNN”:
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.