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Live From Space


About the Show

National Geographic Channel is taking viewers around the world—literally—in this spectacular two-hour television event broadcasting LIVE from the International Space Station (ISS) and Mission Control in Houston, Texas. Made in collaboration with NASA, we'll go into orbit with astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata as they fly at 17,500 mph nearly 250 miles above the earth's surface on the International Space Station, while astronaut Mike Massimino joins host Soledad O'Brien on the ground at Mission Control in Houston. From space, Mastracchio and Wakata will give viewers a fully guided tour, showing us how they live for months in microgravity. They’ll conduct never-before-broadcast experiments that demonstrate the real-world value of the science conducted on the floating laboratory. Plus get ready for stunning shots of Earth, from sunset and sunrise, to city lights and green aurora, to lightning storms and shooting stars. You've never seen our planet like this before.



ISS038-E-019349 (21 Dec. 2013) --- NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins participates in the first Expedition 38 spacewalk designed to troubleshoot a faulty coolant pump on the International Space Station. He was joined by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while four astronauts representing Roscosmos and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency remained inside the orbital outpost.

Pushing Past Human Limits

Astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS are pushing the limits of human performance. Take a look at the grueling demands of the job and the intense training required of them.


ISS037-E-026746 (4 Nov. 2013) --- One of the Expedition 37 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station took this photograph looking toward Earth's horizon when the complex was 228 miles above a point located 46.6 degrees south latitude and 146.6 degrees east longitude. The space station remote manipulator system arm or Canadarm2 dominates the foreground. A relatively small appearance of Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights runs from upper left to frame center. One of the space station's solar array panels is seen in upper right

Innovations Aboard the ISS

Mind-blowing innovations in research and technology on the International Space Station, such as the newest robotic arm, are bringing profound benefits to life on Earth.


The Crew of Expedition 38

Meet the Crew of Expedition 38