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Weather satellite launch

The NOAA-N Prime weather observatory launches from California aboard a Delta 2 rocket on Feb. 6.


Carbon observatory

Preview of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to mapping the global distribution of carbon dioxide.


Expedition 19 crew

The Russian commander and two American astronauts to serve aboard the space station during the Expedition 19 mission hold this pre-flight news briefing.


Delta 4-Heavy launch

The Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches a new intelligence-gathering satellite for the nation.

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Spaceflight Now to host live launch broadcast
Posted: March 5, 2009

Spaceflight Now is excited to be joining forces with veteran space broadcasters Miles O'Brien and David Waters to provide unrivaled video coverage of space shuttle Discovery's next mission, scheduled for launch on Wednesday, March 11.

Miles O'Brien, David Waters and Leroy Chiao
Join Miles O'Brien, David Waters and Leroy Chiao for live coverage of the launch of space shuttle Discovery.

On launch day, Spaceflight Now's acclaimed Mission Status Center will feature a five-hour live video broadcast hosted by Miles and David from the Kennedy Space Center. They will be joined on air by astronaut Leroy Chiao, who flew in space four times and commanded the 10th expedition to the International Space Station.

A daily video podcast, available through Apple's iTune's service and YouTube will cover the mission from countdown to touchdown, starting with the arrival of the seven astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday.

Both the live broadcast and podcast will be available free to all readers. Stay tuned to Spaceflight Now for more details.