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Audrey Staples
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10.08.09
 
RELEASE : 09-081
 
 
09-081: NASA TV Show Enters the Third Dimension
 
 
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Emmy award-winning "NASA 360" has added a new dimension to its half-hour TV show. It's the third dimension or 3-D.

"NASA 360," produced by NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in partnership with the National Institute of Aerospace, has just release a "webisode" in 3-D. The two and a half minute segment that is available on YouTube and Facebook takes viewers to the Arizona desert so they can see the testing of moon rover concepts up close and personal.

"We wanted our viewers to be able to get a better look at this exciting technology being developed by and for NASA," said producer and videographer Mike Bibbo. "Being able to show it in 3-D allows them to experience this test more like we did when we were shooting it. I only wish we could give everyone 3-D glasses."

The "NASA 360" team has just finished its twelfth show, "NASA in Your Home." Soon after its release it ranked as the most popular NASA podcast, with more than 66,000 downloads in the first three days. That brings the total of all "NASA 360" downloads to more than 1.2 million.

The program focuses on how technologies developed by or for NASA are being used in everything from space exploration to consumer products The program is part of the NASA eClips™ project that brings free NASA educational video content to the Internet.

Viewers interested in learning more about how the producers put together "NASA 360" can tune in by webcast, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. to hear live commentary from the team. Go to:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-360


To find NASA 360, please go to:

NASA TV -- http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html
NASA web site -- http://www.nasa.gov/nasa360
NASA 360 Blog -- http://blogs.nasa.gov/cm/blog/nasa360
YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com/nasaeclips
MySpace -- http://www.myspace.com/nasa360tv
Facebook -- http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/NASA-360/33527980284

For additional information about NASA, please go to:

http://www.nasa.gov/


For additional information about the National Institute of Aerospace, go to:

http://www.nianet.org



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