WHO: For the first time ever, a live high-definition downlink from the International Space Station will allow Discovery HD subscribers the clearest look yet at Earth. Never before have HD cameras transmitted (broadcast) live from space – until now. The downlink is made possible through a cooperative effort by NASA, Discovery Communications, Inc. and NHK.

Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria will address a nationwide audience during the downlink, sharing a meal while discussing the importance of diet and nutrition on long duration spaceflight. Lopez-Alegria, along with Thomas Reiter (European Space Agency) and Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin (Russia) make up the Expedition-14 crew of the International Space Station.

WHAT: When the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched in September it carried some unique cargo – a Sony HD 750A camera and special new HD transmission hardware to be delivered to the International Space Station. The camera has now been un-stowed and readied for its first live transmission giving viewers some crystal clear images of the astronauts and their daily routines as well as vivid fly over earth views.

WHERE: Discovery HD Theater – available on digital cable and satellite

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m. ET

Discovery Communications, Inc.

Discovery Communications, Inc. is the leading global real-world media company. Discovery has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global operations in 170 countries and territories with nearly 1.4 billion cumulative subscribers. DCI’s over 100 networks of distinctive programming represent 27 network entertainment brands including TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Military Channel and Discovery Home Channel.

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