NASA TV to present 2 hours of special HD footage

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.

The NASA HD highlights will be broadcast on Friday, Aug. 8, Monday, Aug. 11, and Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT on a special feed from NASA TV. The highlights also will be broadcast on standard definition on NASA TV’s media channel.

The special high-definition broadcast will include content from over 150 hours of historical film footage that was converted to HD under a partnership with NASA and The Discovery Channel. Much of the converted footage was used in The Discovery Channel’s recently acclaimed series, “When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions” which aired on The Discovery Channel.

NASA TV’s Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal via satellite on AMC 6, Transponder 17C in continental North America. In Alaska and Hawaii, they’re available on AMC 7, Transponder 18C.

Call your television provider for more information on how you can get NASA TV. Or, if you have your own satellite visit the NASA website for more info on receiving the transmissions.

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