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#1 OFFLINE   moonman



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Posted 29 March 2006 - 09:32 PM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Dallas, TX – March 29, 2006 - NASA and HDNet have formed a partnership allowing high-definition television broadcasts of all NASA space shuttle launches on the network’s HDNet channel through 2010.

NASA Administrator Mike Griffin and HDNet Chairman and President Mark Cuban will discuss formal details of the agreement at a press conference April 6th from 5:45-6:15 ET. This event is hosted by the Space Foundation and will be held during its 22nd National Space Symposium, April 3-6, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO.

“We appreciate the financial investment and technical expertise HDNet has brought to the table to help us reach audiences interested in this next generation of television," Griffin said.

The agreement covers full live launch and landing broadcast coverage of NASA’s at least 16 remaining space shuttle missions from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. As a bonus, when feasible, HDNet will broadcast NASA’s unmanned rocket launches from Florida on its network. HDNet is also providing to NASA, free of charge, an NTSC signal of all launch broadcasts for media networks not yet equipped to broadcast HDTV.

“This is an exciting deal for HDNet. Every Shuttle Launch is a unique and historical American experience,” said Cuban. “For the next 5 years, the place to watch this experience live in high-definition will be on HDNet. We are proud that NASA has chosen HDNet for this important role.”

As a result of this agreement, HDNet will provide the facilities needed to cover these launches live and in full 1080i high-definition resolution. As it did for its exclusive high-definition broadcast of the Discovery launch last year, HDNet will provide twelve HD cameras, high powered telephoto lenses, recording systems, switchers, monitoring and a fiber optic system needed to get the camera signals from the
launch pad to the broadcast center several miles away. HDNet will be
the only all-HD network to broadcast full coverage of the shuttle launches.

Media wishing to cover this press conference or any symposium events should register with the Space Foundation at www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org/media. For questions concerning media registration, contact the Foundation’s press office at 719-576-8000

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#2 OFFLINE   myselfalso



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Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:27 PM

Provided they do launch . . .

I have been a DirecTV subscriber since 2005.

A few channels I'd still like to see DirecTV add are:
CSPAN3, the PAC-12 Network(s), BBC World and more international news channels.

#3 OFFLINE   moonman



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Posted 31 March 2006 - 09:44 AM

Managers plan to meet Thursday to review the following proposed "no-earlier-than" launch targets:

STS-121/ULF1.1 (Discovery): 07/01/06 (3:52 p.m. EDT; launch window closes July 19)
STS-300* (Atlantis; emergency rescue flight if needed): 08/04/06
STS-115/12A (Atlantis): 08/28/06
STS-301* (Discovery; emergency rescue flight if needed): 11/11/06
STS-116/12A.1 (Discovery): 12/14/06
STS-117/13A (Atlantis): 03/22/07
STS-118/13A.1 (Endeavour): 06/14/07
* NASA is processing shuttles in parallel to permit emergency rescue flights in case of major problems during Discovery's mission or that of Atlantis in August. In both cases, the crew of a damaged shuttle could move aboard the international space station to await rescue. If the next two shuttle flights go smoothly, however, NASA will stand down from emergency flight processing.

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:03 AM

Does this mean we might see a remake in HD of the Bond Classic "Moon Raker"?
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:56 AM

Does this mean we might see a remake in HD of the Bond Classic "Moon Raker"?

maybe not, I'm hoping that in all the clarity they do pick up an alien space craft flying by. :D
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