Space Station orbit live on Channel 4 TV

International Space Station ISS 2011

International Space Station – Image credit NASA

BBC News reports that Channel 4 TV is to screen a live broadcast featuring a complete orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), later this year.

Luca Parmitano KF5KDP / IR0ISS  on Expedition 36 EVA July 9, 2013 - Image credit ESA

Luca Parmitano KF5KDP / IR0ISS
on Expedition 36 EVA July 9, 2013 – Image credit ESA

The show, hosted by Dermot O’Leary, will link live to the astronauts from mission control in Houston as they make a 90-minute circuit of the Earth.

The ISS, which orbits 400 km above the Earth, will send back High Definition live images of the planet.

The show Lap of the Planet screens in March as part of a space season.

It will also feature contributions from Professor Stephen Hawking and UK astronaut Tim Peake, who is due to join the crew of the ISS next year.

Read the full BBC story at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25680706

Channel 4 TV streams its shows live to the web but overseas viewers may need to use a Proxy Server / VPN to get around geographic blocking. Watch Channel 4 at http://watchlive.channel4.com/C4

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