Re: Touchdown + 6!/ NASA-TV July 9th broadcast

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Re: Touchdown + 6!/ NASA-TV July 9th broadcast
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 10:52:15 -0500

Dear Seth and all,

Seth wrote...

>Yesterday, my students and I were tuned in to NASA TV to watch the live
>telecast of Touchdown (Part B) and it wasn't there! The voice of NASA said
>it had been cancelled. (Our local PBS station had already told me that they
>would not air it until fall...argh.)
>Well, I logged onto the Web to see if I could get some info. I went to the
>RealVideo simulcast page (Classroom of the Future) and there it was, in
>Did anyone else find it not on the air? Do any of you know what happened?


LFM's Touchdown + 6! *was* scheduled to be aired live on 
NASA-TV (GE-2, Transponder 9C) July 9th but for some "yet 
to be known" reason the first hour of the program was not aired.    

PTK did make sure to have a >>>back-up plan<<< in place 
as satellite time was secured on GE-2, Transponder
21 (same satellite on which NASA-TV is found, just different
channel).   PTK is checking with the NASA-TV folks on the
glitch.   I, personally, watched the full program on Transponder
21 in LaCrosse, WI.  NASA-TV can be pre-empted by mission
exigencies and other late breaking events.  

We hope to have the July programs re-airing on NASA-TV
for all who missed them and will post info as soon as it
is made available.  The tapes will also be available for
purchase in the coming weeks, again "info to be posted
in the future" on this list.

Jan Wee, Moderator