By Dan Casey
Recently, I had the chance to live out a childhood dream and live like I had just won an episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple by going to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama in support of Fox’s new Cosmos series and NatGeo’s epically ambitious Live From Space, which premieres tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. By now, many of you have seen the breathtaking first episode of Cosmos (for more, read my interview with producer Ann Druyan) and boarded the Spaceship of the Imagination with Neil deGrasse Tyson, but tonight NatGeo is quite literally bringing outer space into your living room with Live From Space, a 2-hour live broadcast from the International Space Station. Yes, you read that right, and I’ll give you a moment as you’re likely verklempt.
Hosted by news anchor Soledad O’Brien and astronaut Mike Massimino, the first-of-its-kind broadcast will take us live onboard the International Space Station where American astronaut Rick Masstracchio, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata (the mission commander), and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin will field live questions and give you a sense of what it’s like to live in space. While down in Huntsville, executive producer …read more