CNN announced its plans to cover the Shuttle Launch…
As the only broadcast network to air every NASA shuttle launch live, CNN plans to continue that tradition across numerous platforms with live footage both on-air and online of the Space Shuttle Discovery launch on Saturday, July 1. Coverage includes live reports on CNN/U.S., CNNRadio and CNN Pipeline as well as an hour-long launch day special.
The special, “Shuttle Discovery: Miles O’Brien Reports” will air on Saturday from 3-4 p.m. on CNN/U.S. to coincide with Discovery’s scheduled liftoff at 3:48 p.m. CNN space correspondent and American Morning anchor Miles O’Brien and Eileen Collins, commander of the previous shuttle mission and the first female shuttle commander, will host the special.