Live from ISS On NASA In HD

Take a look at a live broadcast on the web from NASA - click on NASA TV.


(NASA TV now in HD)

Beginning Feb. 17, 2012, NASA Televisionís Public (101) and Media (103) channels will transmit their respective content in high definition. NASA Televisionís Public Channel, the "NASA TV" most often carried by cable and satellite service providers, provides digital coverage of NASA missions and events, plus documentaries, archival and other special programming. NASA TVís Media Channel provides mission coverage, news conferences and relevant video and audio materials to local, national and international news-gathering organizations. NASA TVís Education Channel (102) will continue in standard definition, while the current NASA TV HD Channel (105) will cease service.

In Michael Swanwick's 2002 short story Slow Life, he describes a future in which all astronauts must participate in broadcasts on every aspect of their missions.

...By NAF-TASA policy, the ground crew participated in all webcasts. Officially, they were delighted to share their experiences with the public. But the Voice Web (privately, Lizzie thought of it as the Illiternet) made them accessible to people who lacked even the minimal intellectual skills needed to handle a keyboard.

"Let me remind you that we're on open circuit here, so anything you say will go into my reply. You're certainly welcome to chime in at any time. But each question-and-response is transmitted as one take, so if you flub a line, we'll have to go back to the beginning and start all over again."

"Okay, here's the first one."

"Uh, hi, this is BladeNinja43. I was wondering just what it is that you guys are hoping to discover out there."

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