Programs and Initial Air Dates and Times
Primary Satellite Coordinates
Ku-band: Telstar 401, 97 degrees West
For all telecasts except that of 10/13: Telstar 401, Transponder 8
Please note: this refers to carriage on the satellite used by PBS. Carriage on the satellite does not necessarily imply broadcast by an individual PBS station. Please check local listings in advance of air time to verify local arrangements! An on-line listing of confirmed carriage by local stations and educational networks will be accessible after September 1, 1995 and will be updated through November 17, 1995.
C-band: NASA TV, Spacenet 2, 69 degrees West, Transponder 5
NASA TV has indicated it will carry programs at the time and date scheduled. However Shuttle schedules and other factors may modify this. Again, please check current schedules close to air time. NASA TV publishes its daily schedule over NASA Spacelink.
Tapes of the programs as broadcast (or versions edited for time) will be available from NASA's 10 Regional Teacher Resource Centers and NASA CORE. (For NASA addresses, see the accompanying publication, Space Based Astronomy, pp. 90-91) For NASA CORE, phone (216) 774-1051. For commercial availability, check the Passport to Knowledge: Live From the Stratosphere Hotline,
Field research on a scientific frontier is inherently unpredictable. Even traditional school trips are subject to weather and other disruptions. The Live From the Stratosphere observing missions are not only dependent upon weather, and aircraft and telescope readiness, but also upon NASA's ACTS satellite and the Broadband Aeronautical Terminal installed on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory for this series of experiments in education and "telescience." (see inside back cover for more on ACTS) The production team has put in place contingency plans for most eventualities. In the event of temporary loss of signal, live programming will continue from the ground sites, interspersed with pre-taped segments. Please register for on-line Live From the Stratosphere updates or check our Web site, http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/lfs/lfsnew.html
Off-Air Taping Rights
The co-producers have made the standard public television Extended Rights period of one year after initial broadcast available for free school and classroom use.
The on-line resources that are a unique element of this project are described in more detail in another section. Background information is already available, and will remain accessible indefinitely, so long as it remains current. The project's interactive and collaborative components, such as Researcher Q & A will commence with the first live broadcast, on October 5, 1995, and will be supported at least through November 17, 1995. To subscribe via e-mail, contact:
In the body of the message, write subscribe updates-lfs. The LFS gopher
site is: quest.arc.nasa.gov under Interactive Projects