NASA to broadcast earth views in HDTV
April 21st, 2008

Since humans first flew in space, nothing has captivated astronauts more than the view of home out the window of their spacecraft. In honour of Earth Day, 22 April, NASA will make those views available to people here on Earth with an event highlighting imagery taken by astronauts and the science behind it.

For the first time ever, NASA Television will air a special hour-long broadcast of views of Earth taken in High Definition, or HD, by astronauts on past space shuttle and International Space Station missions.

The special HD broadcast will air every hour from 1000-2400 UTC tomorrow, Tuesday 22 April. The broadcast will include a discussion of the views by Dr Justin Wilkinson, a scientist with the Crew Earth Observations Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The footage also will air on standard NASA TV during regularly scheduled Video File broadcasts. For technical information on how to receive the special broadcast in high definition, and for NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit

(Source: NASA)