Cady Coleman, Josh Simpson cover eclipse on CNN

  • The Moon is seen as it starts passing in front of the Sun during a solar eclipse from Ross Lake, Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Ore., to Charleston, S.C.. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. NASA Photo

Recorder Staff
Monday, August 21, 2017

BLACKWELL, Mo. — CNN will be featuring local astronaut Catherine “Cady” Coleman on that network’s coverage of the eclipse today.

With her in Missouri are her husband, “inhabited-planets” glass artist Josh Simpson, and their son, Jamey. They live in Shelburne Center.

According to an email sent by Simpson, Cady Coleman will be featured during the eclipse’s Missouri “totality”: she will explain the eclipse from her perspective as an NASA astronaut, who flew two space shuttle missions and, in 2010, spent six months in space, living inside the International Space Station.

CNN network coverage begins at 1 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). It can also be viewed on cnn.com.