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A Partnership is Born
04.07.06
 
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and HDNet Chairman and President Mark Cuban shake hands.
Image Above: NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and HDNet Chairman and President Mark Cuban shake hands after announcing their partnership agreement during the National Space Symposium. Image credit: Space Foundation

NASA and the national television network HDNet have teamed up to bring TV coverage of space to a new level: high definition. Space shuttle launches through 2010 -- as well as some of the agency's unmanned launches -- will be broadcast in the highest quality television format available, known as HDTV. Together, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and HDNet Chairman and President Mark Cuban announced the agreement on April 6 during the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

"We appreciate the financial investment and technical expertise HDNet has brought to the table to help us reach audiences interested in this next generation of television," Griffin said.

HDTV provides a quality image at least twice the resolution of standard television.

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