Live From… the International Space Station

A National Geographic special will feature two ISS astronauts

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National Geographic will air a live special from the International Space Station orbiting some 200 miles high

The two-hour show in March will feature two astronauts stationed in the roughly $100 billion space station and a NASA engineer in Houston’s Mission Control, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It joins a lineup of “event programming” that is expected to draw big ratings for the cable network, including the second installment of Inside Combat Rescue and Miracle Landing on the Hudson, about the Jan. 2009 crash-landing on the Hudson River in New York.

Space may also be a proven ratings hit: Felix Baumgartner‘s live jump from the stratosphere was Discovery’s highest-rated daytime program ever, according to THR.

[THR]

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