National Georgraphic Channel President Howard Owens announced today “Live from Space,” a two-hour television event from Arrow Media to be broadcast live from the International Space Station (ISS) and Mission Control in Houston this March. Cameras will be with astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata on the ISS, while astronaut Mike Massimino (most notably known for fixing the Hubble Telescope) will broadcast live from Houston.
From space, Mastracchio and Wakata will give viewers a tour of the ISS and show how they live for months in microgravity. They’ll also conduct never-before-broadcast experiments that demonstrate the real-world value of the science conducted on the floating laboratory. Astronauts, flight controllers and researchers will be also featured in segments from the ISS and NASA Mission Control.
There will also be something called a “social media telescope,” the details of which are forthcoming. We’re pretty sure this will be a way for astronauts to check out celebrity selfies from space. Hooray science!