In one hour, the space shuttle Atlantis is set to blast off on it’s 27th flight in to space (STS-115). The shuttle will be up there for 11 days. The primary function of the mission is to resume construction of the International Space Station, in particular, the crew of Atlantis will be adding additional solar arrays and truss structure to the station.
What a lot of people in Australia may not be aware of, is that NASA have their own television station called NASA TV. During space shuttle missions they show a lot of live footage each day, and during the mission ‘night’ they show the previous days highlights along with the press conferences and other very interesting information. If you, like me, are interested in space flight and the shuttle missions. NASA TV is the holy grail of up-to-date information and entertainment regarding the mission :)
The great thing is, despite NASA TV not being shown here in Australia. Australians don’t have to miss out! NASA provide feeds of NASA TV which you can stream live across the Internet. You need to have a Broadband Internet connection though.
Here’s some handy links for those interested in the mission:2 comments