NASA Launches Endeavour With Podcasts and New Media

Jun 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting

A prelaunch webcast, live blogs, podcast, pictures and videos will highlight NASA’s Web coverage of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour is scheduled to lift off this Saturday, June 13, at 7:17 a.m. Eastern (US) time, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Mission coverage will begin with a webcast on Friday (June 12) at 10 a.m. Damon Talley of NASA’s Digital Learning Network will preview the flight, and payload mission manager Scott Higginbotham will describe the Japanese Kibo laboratory complex and the elements to be installed during Endeavour’s mission.

A blog will provide launch countdown updates beginning at 2 a.m. on June 13. Originating from the Launch Control Center at Kennedy, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to launch. During the STS-127 mission, visitors to NASA’s shuttle Web site can read about the astronauts’ progress and watch their five spacewalks live.  The blog index is here. The shuttle-launch-specific blog feed is here.

An extensive list of NASA podcasts can be found at this link. There is a “Shuttle and (Space) Station” audio podcast feed, as well as a “Shuttle and Station” video feed.

As Endeavour’s flight wraps up, NASA will blog the details of the spacecraft’s return to Earth.

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