LIVE Webcast @ 2 pm ET: House Hearing on Manned Mars Missions
The U.S. House of Representatives' Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing today (May 21) to discuss the challenges involved in launching a manned mission to Mars.
The hearing will begin at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) and will be carried in the window above if possible.
Witnesses presenting Mars exploration concepts in today's hearing will include:
- Paul Spudis, a geologist specializing in lunar science at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston
- Steve Squyres, a Cornell University astronomer who is principal investigator of NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers on Mars
- Douglas Cooke, former associate administrator for NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate who now owns the Cooke Concepts and Solutions consulting company
- Louis Friedman, co-leader of the Keck Institute for Space Studies Asteroid Retrieval Mission Study and co-founder and executive director emeritus of The Planetary Society
NASA Hosts Google+ Hangout with Movie Stars, Astronauts
The cast and crew of "Star Trek Into Darkness" openned hailing frequencies with real-life astronauts in space and on the ground, and you can follow the action into the final frontier live here today (May 16) at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT).
You can watch the entire Google+ Hangout in the window above.
LISTEN LIVE: Third Rock Radio
Third Rock - America's Space Station is set to launch with a New Rock/Indie/Alternative format on Monday, Dec. 12. The station is being developed and operated at no cost to the government through a Space Act Agreement. Third Rock can be reached from NASA's home page, www.nasa.gov, and is available through NASA iPhone and Droid mobile applications.
Space Webcast Schedule from NASA TV
NASA TV Daily Schedule (All Programs Eastern Time Zone)
NASA TV is available in continental North America, Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-18C. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception. Below are parameters for each channel:
Uplink provider = AMC 18 C
Transponder = 3C
105 degrees W
Downlink Frequency: 3760 MHz
Downlink Polarity: Vertical
Transmission Format = DVB-S, 4:2:0
FEC = ¾
Data Rate = 38.80 Mbps
Symbol Rate = 28.0681
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