Live from Space (8pm, National Geographic Channel) - This two-hour event, made in collaboration with NASA, takes you live into orbit with astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata as they fly at 17,500 mph nearly 250 miles above the earth’s surface while astronaut Mike Massimino joins host Soledad O’Brien at Mission Control in Houston. The International Space Station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, meaning “Live from Space” will literally take viewers on a trip around the world while the astronauts give a guided tour of their floating laboratory – showing how they live and work for months in microgravity. They’ll show how they sleep upside down, stay fit, maintain personal hygiene and of course, how they use the toilet (well, they won’t SHOW that part). Last but not least, the program will provide incredible shots of the planet, from sunset to sunrise, to city lights and green aurora, to lightning storms and shooting stars.
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