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Did You Know...

That the educational access channel has a live feed from NASA?  I don't know if it's always NASA, but it has been for the last couple of days.  Sunday night (technically Monday morning) I couldn't sleep and headed downstairs for a bit.  At some God-awful hour of the morning I watched the space shuttle undock from the international space station.  Obviously orbital mechanics have no respect for the circadian rhythms of the folks at mission control.

I'll be checking back whenever we have a bird in orbit. 


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Feb. 19th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Yes! Even when there isn't a shuttle in orbit, you can sometimes watch the feed (live!) from an orbiting sattelite. They broadcast pictures of Earth, & it's really neat when you can recognize where they're looking or see a big hurricane or dust storm from space. It's endlessly fascinating to me & Greg; we could watch it for hours.
Feb. 20th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
I had no idea. I'm not sure what I thought that channel was, but I didn't realize it was NASA. SO cool. I actually stayed up past when I was ready to go back to sleep to see the undocking. I'll be keeping that one on my radar.
Feb. 20th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
They used to have a NASA channel. Cable dropped it, so I'm glad the feed is showing up elsewhere.
Feb. 20th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
Yup. If it hadn't been 4am, I would have watched longer. I'm such a geek.
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
I'll join you in geekdom...my first thought was "Now THAT's worth getting cable for!" -galingale
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