At 1:32amET this morning, as the cable news networks looked on, confirmation that NASA’s rover Curiosity landed safely on Mars, after traveling hundreds of millions of miles through space. “Touchdown confirmed. We’re safe on Mars,” was the call. CNN International was simulcast on CNN with NASA reporter John Zarrella contributing. On Fox News, Marianne Rafferty was joined by former NASA astronaut Tom Jones and NBC’s space man of 51 years, Jay Barbree, phoned in to MSNBC for their coverage. Here’s the moment when Curiosity touched down, and the excitement at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory just north of Los Angeles.
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I know, I know.
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The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off at Cape Canaveral in Florida this afternoon for a final time. (AP story) Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC all took the NASA video and audio feed live from take off to orbit. Here’s how it looked:
FNC dropped their standard ticker and put up a pretty cool display with the flight data.
Fox Business Network also carried the launch, though the other biz nets, Bloomberg and CNBC, did not.
Astronaut Tom Jones appeared from Washington on FNC with Megyn Kelly. John Zarrella reported from Kennedy Space Center for CNN and Jay Barbree was there for MSNBC. Barbree is the only journalist to have covered every manned space mission in US history.