Since 1981, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have launched reusable spacecrafts for human spaceflight missions. This year, after 135 launches, NASA will officially retire the shuttle fleet.
In recognition of these historic accomplishments, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is carrying NASA-HD live on its cable TV lineup. NASA-HD provides live coverage of space shuttle missions, on-orbit video of Earth captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and rocket launches of advanced scientific spacecraft.
The U.S. space shuttle Discovery (OV-103) is scheduled to make its final return to Earth on Wednesday (3/9). Discovery will become the first of the three-member fleet to retire when it completes this mission. The shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) is set for its final flight on April 19, followed by Atlantis (OV-104) in late June.
OCIO will keep the live HD feed on digital channel 94.1 throughout those missions. Ohio State Cable TV is available to residential and departmental buildings on the Columbus campus. For cable TV details, visit units.osu.edu/cable_tv.