“This Week in Space” with Miles O’Brien Debuts

Article written: 21 Dec , 2009
Updated: 25 Mar , 2012
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This Week In Space from Spaceflight Now on Vimeo.

The same team that recently has been providing innovative live online coverage of space shuttle launches is now “airing” a weekly space news round-up show. “This Week in Space” is hosted by former CNN anchor and space correspondent Miles O’Brien. It also features veteran journalist David Waters, and is brought to you via Spaceflightnow.com.

I had the chance to chat with Miles briefly a while ago, and asked him if this was the type of space coverage he had always wanted to do. He said, “Yes, definitely! I am enjoying this immensely.” His enthusiasm is obvious in this new online show.

Over the weekend, media consultant Bill Salvin wrote an article about why he thinks TWIS and other types of online “microcasts” will be successful, especially as mainstream news coverage of space seems to be declining.

“This Week in Space” is looking for feedback on their show. If you want to contact them, email them at [email protected]. You can also follow them on Twitter.

You can also watch TWIS on their You Tube channel, or on Vimeo.

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3 Responses

  1. SuperKevin says

    Loved it, an overview of the week with images and interviews in one video is exactly what we need. Wish the mainstream would pick this up.

  2. Feenixx says

    Not my cup of tea at all, at all.

    It focuses mainly on human space flight, and the politics involved, budget, etc…

    I’m a BIG believer in robotic missions – it’s better value in terrms of science that gets done.
    It is also more spectacular entertainment from my spectator’s point of view. I find it much more exciting to, for example, follow a space craft flying through a plume of vapor being ejected from a tiny ice world… and sending back all kinds of cool data – as opposed to watching a few adventurers digging in the dirt.

    Ah, well, perhaps I’m getting too old……………….

  3. Dave Finton says

    Even though I was never wowwed by CNN’s science/space coverage on their website, it was still sad to hear they laid off that division a few years back. Nice to see Miles O’Brien hit the ground running.

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