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HD Net lands shuttlecast

Net to broadcast entire launch in full high definition

NEW YORK — Mark Cuban’s HD Net is the only U.S. TV network that will transmit the entire coverage of the launch of NASA’s Discovery space shuttle in full high definition.

NASA and HD Net have collaborated for months to install the most advanced high-def cameras and equipment, which will allow HD Net to cover the Kennedy Space Center activities leading up to the countdown and liftoff scheduled for Tuesday morning.

HD Net goes on the air at 6 a.m., and special camera lenses will allow the network to follow the shuttle as far as 33 miles into space following the takeoff.

The network will do recaps of the event for the rest of the week, and repeat the entire Tuesday coverage on Saturday. HD Net also plans to go live on location with its high-def cameras for the landing of the shuttle 12 days later.

In a statement, Cuban said HD Net’s coverage will take place “without talking heads interrupting this historic return to space.”

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