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Offline e of pi

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NASA TV History
« on: 03/07/2011 02:46 AM »
How old is NASA TV? I only started watching often in the last year or two, and it occurs to me watching the ISS crew today that the experience of live video from space available much of the day is downright cool, but also relies on a lot of stuff that wasn't available in the past. Can someone point me to a history of NASA's PAO efforts or NASA TV specifically or describe it in general?
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Re: NASA TV History
« Reply #1 on: 03/07/2011 02:15 PM »
It used to be called NASA Select and was available only to satellite dish owners (amateurs and TV networks) since the early 80s.  It carried uninterrupted raw feeds of all manned and unmanned mission audio, video, PAO commentary, press conferences, etc.  With the advent of cable and internet NASA decided to gradually increase the public friendliness of it:

Some of us prefer the old raw feed days, but overall they do a pretty good job with it.  You can't beat the accessibility.