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HDNet Goes Live For Final Discovery Launch (4:17 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 2)
tvpredictions.com ^ | October 29, 2010 | Philip Swann

Posted on 10/29/2010 4:12:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave

Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2010) -- HDNet, the 24-hour high-Definition network, will provide a live broadcast of the final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on Monday. (Update: The shuttle launch has been moved to 4:17 p.m. ET on Tuesday.)

The launch is scheduled to take place at 4:40 p.m. ET from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. HDNet correspondent Greg Dobbs will anchor the HDNet coverage, which will begin at 4 p.m. ET.

HDNet says that Discovery has been moved to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for its 39th mission, an 11 day trip to the International Space Station.

On Discovery's final flight, the crew will deliver additional parts to the Space Station, providing storage capacity to the complex. Discovery will also transport Robonaut 2, which will become the first humanoid robot in space.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hdtv; nasa

1 posted on 10/29/2010 4:12:05 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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2 posted on 10/29/2010 4:14:07 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Cool. Now we’ll be able to see every little crack that forms on the wing of the orbit and every little piece of foam and ice that tumbles to the ground during launch. Watch those astronauts getting misty eyed about the end of the SS program while they’re participating in all that super-important HDTV programming about space food, the operation of a zero-G toilet, growing zero-G alfalfa spouts...


3 posted on 10/29/2010 5:40:50 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: dr_who

HDNet has been broadcasting the launches in HD for the past several years, and from multiple camera angles and distances (outstanding picture quality on our DISH HD service)..

You may wish to watch it. Just enter your ZIP code and local TV service you have at the following to see if it’s available in your area.

HDNet - http://www.hd.net/subscribe.html

DISCLAIMER: I worked at a NASA (engineering) firm in the 80’s.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 1:08:36 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; Admin Moderator

Update: The shuttle is scheduled to launch Wednesday. The targeted launch time is 3:52 p.m. ET


5 posted on 10/30/2010 1:23:36 PM PDT by granite (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - TJ)
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To: granite

Thanks for the update, hopefully I can catch a rerun on HDNet..


6 posted on 10/30/2010 4:52:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (To anger a Conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.)
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