Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.
Internet coverage of LFM's second live broadcast
On April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern, the second Live From Mars
program was broadcast over PBS and NASA-TV.
You may have had a hard
time getting the "real-TV" programming. Many local
PBS stations elect not to distribute this programming live
(call them to complain!). People without satellite dishes might
not have access to NASA-TV. And people outside of the United States
So we offered the options below
for tuning into the programming over the Internet.
Internet service for April 24 "Cruising between the Planets"
During the program:
- Sound from the broadcast was shared live over the Internet
using Real Audio. An
archive of Program 2 is now
Before starting, you'll need to first get the
Real Audio player
- The ability to ask questions via email to the folks on TV was
the broadcast. Many people sent in live email questions
and a bunch were read on air during the television broadcast.
- CU-SeeMe has several existing reflectors that regularly broadcast
NASA TV. Follow this link for a list of
- Information about MBONE coverage was listed on the MBONE scheduling
program (SDR). At times, around 30 people were tuned in via MBONE.
- Once per minute we hoped to post a new Web snapshot from the
broadcast. We said that it was unlikely to be available unless magic
prevailed. There was no magic, so we'll try again next time.
After the program:
- Last broadcast we hosted WebChat and CU-SeeMe parties for
students to interact with each other. Our experience leads us to believe
that continuing to offer these student forums would be unwise.