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NASA to Broadcast Historical Highlights in High Definition

August 5, 2008

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA Television will broadcast a special high definition (HDTV) feed of two hours of highlights from America’s human spaceflight history as the agency celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The NASA HD highlights will be broadcast on Friday, Aug. 8, Monday, Aug. 11, and Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT on a special feed from NASA TV. The highlights also will be broadcast on standard definition on NASA TV’s media channel.

The broadcast will include material drawn from more than 150 hours of historical film footage that was converted to HDTV under collaboration between The Discovery Channel and NASA. Much of the converted footage was used in production of The Discovery Channel’s acclaimed series, “When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions.”

For technical information on how to receive the special broadcast in high definition, and for NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

   http://www.nasa.gov/ntv    For more information about NASA and its programs, visit:    http://www.nasa.gov/  

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CONTACT: John Yembrick, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358-0602,john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov; or James Hartsfield, Johnson Space Center, Houston,+1-281-483-5111, james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov, both of NASA

Web Site: http://www.nasa.gov/




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