Gear up for the spectacular `Live From Space` event on TV

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 20:05

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

New Delhi: Space-enthusiasts have many more reasons to smile as they can now gear up for a spectacular two-hour special `Live from Space` programme, a television treat, which will be broadcast live from the International Space Station.

The channel will broadcast the show that includes the astounding shots of the planet from sunset and sunrise, to city lights and green aurora, to lightning storms and shooting stars for two hours on Saturday.
The programme is being taken up as a follow up to a new show `Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey`, a 13-part series showcasing breathtaking views of the universe.

The two-hour special `Live From Space` will take viewers aboard the ISS with astronauts Rick Mastracchio (USA) and Koichi Wakata (Japan), who will answer fervent questions like what and how they eat, sleep, stay fit, use the bathroom and conduct scientific experiments.

Also, viewers will be able to interact live with the astronauts via the Internet and Twitter.

This “social-media telescope” will give viewers a unique real-time insight, said a statement.
The broadcast, which is being made in collaboration with NASA, will air in 170 countries.

The ISS orbits Earth about every 90 minutes, and in that case `Live From Space` programme will take viewers on a trip around the world.

First Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 20:05
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