Blast Off! Science Channel to Air Live Space Launch Today

Today, March 27, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Komienko will launch into a one-year mission on the International Space Station – and Science Channel is providing fans all-inclusive access to the gravity-defying event via SCISpaceLive.com. The mission, which is twice as long as standard U.S. missions, is being made in an effort to better understand the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges faced by astronauts during long-duration space flight.

SCISpace Live is a digital destination for fans, designed to bring them deeper into the kinds of coverage they’re passionate about. Fans can switch between three live NASA TV cameras offering unique perspectives of the event (one even inside the space capsule!), browse and engage in social feeds where experts and scientists will provide live commentary, read about the mission through a series of InSCIder blogs, and watch a Google Hangout with NASA astronaut Leland Melvin.

While the NASA TV feeds will be live online throughout the entire event, check in later today at approximately 3:15pm EST for NASA commentary leading up to the launch, and turn to Science Channel around 3:30pm EST for the countdown and launch. Then be sure to touch base throughout the afternoon and evening to catch coverage of the space capsule docking and astronaut transfer.

To learn more about the mission, visit NASA online.

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