It will become the first television broadcasts. A full program live from space. What a week! Cosmos on Sunday and Live from space on Friday!
Produce a live television event from a $100 billion studio that’s 250 miles above the Earth’s surface and traveling at 4.9 miles per second? That will be the task at hand this spring for National Geographic Channel (NGC) Worldwide with a television event that will literally take viewers beyond the stratosphere.
The British broadcaster Channel 4, through the National Geographic Channel, will become the first television broadcasts a full program, live from space. Live from Space show us what life is like for astronauts living on the International Space Station. It will last 90 minutes, which is the time it takes for the Space Station to complete one back to Earth.
High definition images will be sent from 250 miles above the earth as the station orbits the planet at 17,500 miles per hour in Live from Space: Lap of the Planet, due to screen in March. Professor Stephen Hawking, British astronaut Tim Peake and Hubble Telescope engineer Mike Massimo, will feature on the first of three planned space shows.
British VFX company Framestore, which won this year a visual effects Oscar for its work on Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi space thriller, worked on the conceptual marketing campaign, which has the slogan, ‘Go to space with Channel 4’.