The Last Endeavour
Via Wired Science and Lisa Grossman:
The space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral for the last time on Monday, May 16 at 8:56 a.m. EDT. But if you can’t make it to Florida, you can watch from where you sit.
That’s 5:56am Pacific Time.
Space enthusiasts Benjamin and Cariann Higginbotham host Spacevidcast, perhaps the most street-friendly source of live mission commentary available. The pair reads and responds to chatroom banter during their coverage. This year, they plan to take video call-in questions from readers using Vokle.
2. Spaceflight Now
Veteran space journalist Miles O’Brien (formerly of CNN) headlines Spaceflight Now’s webcasting team, bringing a mix of traditional journalism and space geek humor to the commentary.
3. NASA TV
NASA has provided live mission commentary since its inception. Although NASA TV can feel a bit technical, it’s still the classic option for spaceflight purists.
Watch for exact lift-off times on the NASA webpage. The shuttle take-off times are often later than scheduled because conditions must be exactly right. But if you’re up around 6am Pacific Time for some reason with nothing to do, watch this.