What's up with NASA channel?

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  1. jaydro

    jaydro Senior Member

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    Recently I've caught a black screen with the NASA logo in the upper right corner for extended periods on the NASA channel, and this evening I saw it go from regular programming to a blue screen to a DirecTV "difficulties" screen to the black screen with the NASA logo in the corner. Anyone know what's up?
     
  2. Dood

    Dood New Member

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    I think they have a sat going through a black hole. :)
     
  3. dtremain

    dtremain New Member

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    Sounds like their best programming yet. All they show is stock footage of objects floating in orbit.

    You even bother to turn to it?
     
  4. texas arsenal

    texas arsenal FCDallas.net

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    I tune to it if there is a shuttle mission (which has been once since I even knew I had the NASA channel) but other than that they dont have much to offer.
     
  5. jaydro

    jaydro Senior Member

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    The New Horizons mission launch to Pluto was pretty cool. The Stardust capsule recovery was pretty neat, too. They should sell aerogel souvenirs. And that was just in the past week or so. But if you don't care about that, then, you know, you don't have to watch. Or read this thread.
     
  6. Hodaka

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    I had meant to watch some of the Nasa programs on the stardust capture.. forgot and now I'm watching the science channel's "Catching the Comet".. pretty neat stuff..
     
  7. BlankMan

    BlankMan I'm the Kettle

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    Yeah watching the Stardust capsule recovery was pretty cool. Shuttle launches and landings are pretty cool too. Blowing up is not cool but you get a lot of information quickly when it does happen on the channel.

    I specifically had D* install the 3 LNB dish (for free I might add) with only the 2 LNB's (long before I got HD) just to get the NASA channel.

    Even the canned reruns of past events are informative, I've learned a lot of things that weren't publicized at the time and other things I just did not know. Lot of things went wrong in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo days and they just kept flying. Sort of amazing we made it to the moon and back without loss of life. (While flying and not sitting on the pad.)
     
  8. jeff92k7

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

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    Are you sure we ever went to the moon? ;)
     
  9. BlankMan

    BlankMan I'm the Kettle

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    And there was no Holocaust either. ;)
     
  10. Jnetty99

    Jnetty99 New Member

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    Directv has the NASA channel?
     
  11. BlankMan

    BlankMan I'm the Kettle

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  12. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

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    I used a spare round dish for 119 to get NASA back before DirecTV moved it to 101.
     

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