On Friday, Dec. 27, NASA will live stream a seven-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station. Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency will install photographic and scientific equipment at the …
At Comic-Con San Diego, National Geographic Channel and Fox announced the new television series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” will premiere spring 2014 in the US, as well as internationally in 170 countries and 48 languages. “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” comes from executive producer/writer Ann Druyan (“Cosmos”) and executive producer Seth MacFarlane (“Famlily Guy”). The new 13-part series will be directed by Brannon Braga (“Star Trek” franchise) and hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Want to know what studies of planet Mercury’s polar regions have found? NASA will air a live news conference on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2pm EST from NASA Headquarters in Washington. MESSENGER, the first spacecraft to orbit the planet, …
NASA will broadcast a two crew member spacewalk beginning 6 a.m. Eastern Time this coming Weds., Sept. 5. (The actual spacewalk is scheduled for 7:15 a.m.) The spacewalk will be the second attempt to install a replacement power-switching unit on …
On Thursday, Feb. 16 NASA will broadcast a spacewalk by two cosmonauts on the International Space Station. Russian Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov will conduct work on the Space Station, moving a 46-boom crane to a newer docking module. NASA will be begin broadcasting “Expedition 30” (including streaming on nasa.gov.ntv http://www.nasa.gov/ntv) at 7:45 a.m. CST. The cosmonauts are expected to step out into space at 8:15 a.m. CST. The walk will be the third for Kononenko, and the first for Shkaplerov. For more details on the mission expand the press release below.
NASA says that Space Shuttle Atlantis is still scheduled for launch on Friday morning, even though severe thunderstorms passed over the launch pad area and lightning struck a water tower 515 feet away. The Atlantis crew didn’t find any damage or system problems, and so the launch is still on schedule to take place on July 8 at 11:26 a.m.
It will be a glorious yet sad day for NASA’s Space Shuttle program, as Endeavour’s final flight will take place on Friday, at 3:47 p.m. ET. The STS-134 launch will end an era for Endeavour, marking its 25th mission which will take 14 days to complete. HDNet will start coverage, presented in HD, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Who would have thought? Dan Rathers will report on the invasion of the Lionfish in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean ocean waters. This fish, which most have us have only seen in aquariums, is apparently endangering the ocean’s ecosystems as well as the fishing industry.
On Oct. 1, 2010 Fox Networks may pull the plug on several of its networks currently on Dish Network. FX, National Geographic Channel, and many FOX Regional Sports channels may be dropped if an agreement isn’t reached by the end of Sept. 30. This includes high-definition channels FX HD, NGC HD, and FOX Regional Sports Networks in HD.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has launched a full-time HD channel today, making its MPEG-2 high-definition feed available to cable, satellite, and other media companies. NASA announced they would be launching the channel last Friday.
NASA is celebrating 20 years of Hubble Space Telescope operations with a documentary airing today at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. Eastern Time. The documentary is narrated by actor/writer Brent Spiner who is known for his role as Lt. Commander Data in Star Trek films and TV episodes.
This Sunday offers those with HDTV’s (and also, unfortunately, a good HD cable or satellite signal) a real treat: The BBC/Discovery production of Life premiers Sunday night, March 21st on Discovery Channel (standard and Discovery HD).
LIFE, the BBC’s follow up to the hugely popular Planet Earth series, will be broadcast over 11 episodes in HD starting Sunday, March 21, 2010. The series will break new grounds in filming, showcasing techniques such as The HD Heli-Gimbal (producing rock-steady aerial shots with 800mm lens distance capacity), Extreme High-Speed Photography (reaching speeds of up to 1,000 FPS), Underwater Time-Lapse Sequences, and new techniques in microscopy, infra-red, and ultrasonic imagery.
Endeavour’s 13-day, STS-130 mission is scheduled for liftoff at 4:39 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. HDNet will start covering the lift off at 4:00 a.m., with a re-broadcast the launch on Sunday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET. This is the last scheduled night time launch for the Space Shuttle Mission. (See remaining launch dates below.)
Don’t miss the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour scheduled for tonight at 7:39 p.m. Eastern Time. HDNet will start covering the event at 7:00 p.m. ET, taking place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA TV started coverage yesterday with the pre-launch press conference and rotating service structure retraction.) The launch is especially significant in that it will mark the 500th person in space.
NASA is broadcasting a couple video shorts which started today at 10 a.m. ET. The first is a 20-minute piece that documents 167 feet of the space station’s pressurized modules and shows how equipment and supplies are stored. A shorter 5-minute piece explains the Canadian Bodies In the Space Environment (BISE), which studies how humans orient themselves in zero gravity.
NASA TV will cover the upcoming Space Shuttle Atlantis launch in high definition starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET with the “STS-125 Countdown Status Briefing” from Kennedy Space Center. The countdown clock will start tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET and NASA will broadcast Atlantis mission coverage throughout the weekend leading up to the actual launch scheduled for Monday, May 11 at 2:01 p.m. ET.
Herpetologist and photographer Austin Stevens, also known as the “Snakeman”, will bring his adventures to HDNet in high-definition this coming fall. The show appropriately called “Austin Stevens Adventures” will take him around the globe in search of the deadliest snakes and rarest creatures on earth.
HDNet will provide live coverage of the 28th U.S. mission to the International Space Station tomorrow night, Mar. 11, in high-definition. The Space Shuttle Discovery STS-119 will launch from Kennedy Space Center at the scheduled time of 9:20 p.m. ET. HDNet will begin their live coverage of the event at 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT).
NASA Television will broadcast a special HD (High-Definition) presentation of two hours of highlights from America’s human spaceflight history. The special broadcast is part of the celebration of NASA’s 50th anniversary. The anniversary was also celebrated in June ’08 with the presentation of newly restored historical footage which ran in the 3-part series “When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions” on The Discovery Channel.