Mar 022014

This March, Channel 4 will boldly go to space with a ground breaking new season, Live from Space.

Channel 4will meet the astronauts on-board the International Space Station, visit NASA and see Earth from Space.

Programme highlights include :

Astronauts: Living in Space
Wed 12 March, 9pm, Channel 4
For the first time, filmed by themselves and in their own words, is the incredible story of three astronauts, Rick Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata, and Mike Hopkins. This film follows their out-of-this-world experiences of living in space, from eating, sleeping and science experiments to the consequences of a broken valve which could threaten their very presence on the International Space Station.

Astronauts: Houston We Have a Problem
Thur 13 March, 9pm, Channel 4
Featuring specially-shot behind-the-scenes footage of the work of NASA’s Mission Control in Houston, combined with unseen images from spacewalks and candid first-hand testimony, we show what happens when missions go wrong and how the ground team respond to keep the astronauts safe in space.

Live From Space: Lap of the Planet
Sun 16 Mar
Broadcasting live from the Johnson Space Centre, Houston, Texas, the show, presented by Dermot O’Leary, will feature amazing shots of the Earth from the International Space Station as it performs an entire circuit of the globe over 90 minutes as well as revealing the extraordinary science experiments conducted by the astronauts of Expedition 38.