Channel 4 in space: viewers to be taken round the world in 90 minutes

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 09:30 in Astronomy & Space

Live from Space: Lap of the Planet will be broadcast live from the International Space StationChannel 4 is promising a British TV first, taking viewers on a 90-minute, high definition, trip around the world, during a live broadcast from the International Space Station.Live from Space: Lap of the Planet, to be broadcast in March, will feature live interviews with ISS astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata and high definition footage of Earth filmed from the station, as it completes an orbit of the planet.Presented by Dermot O'Leary from Nasa Mission Control in Houston, Texas, the two-hour programme will cover the station's progress during the 90 minutes it takes to orbit the planet, travelling at 17,500 miles per hour, 250 miles above the earth's surface.Also taking part in the show are Mike Massimino, one of the astronauts who helped repair and upgrade the Hubble Telescope, Professor Stephen Hawking and British astronaut...

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