Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
CNN has announced its new morning anchors — Chris Cuomo, recently hired away from ABC News, and Kate Bolduan, a CNN Congressional correspondent. Michaela Pereira will be newsreader.
The program, set to debut this spring, replaces Soledad O’Brien’s “Starting Point,” which began airing in January 2012 (and had replaced “American Morning,” the ten-year-old program on which Anderson Cooper got his start with CNN). With a now-unusual single-host format, “Starting Point” had lagged behind Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in the ratings.
Its revamping is the first significant retooling undertaken by new CNN head Jeff Zucker, who has also launched a 4p.m. program with former ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper but so far has left primetime untouched. The morning-show decision goes against early reports that CNN had been considering Erin Burnett for the mornings; she is to remain in her prime-time show “OutFront.”
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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.