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DirecTV Offers HD for Space Station
The satellite provider wants to set up NASA with a complete high-def makeover.
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The satellite provider expects to offer subscribers a total of 100 HD channels by the end of next year.
November 16, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

The International Space Station might get something that a lot of America is still missing out on: high-definition TV. DirecTV is offering NASA the whole setup for free, or at least in exchange for a little PR.

I can imagine that next to those giant mittens that the astronauts have to wear (how can they do anything in those things?), the number two complaint must be that they are missing “Grey’s Anatomy” in high-def.

The setup would include an HD DVR, a 42-inch flat-screen TV and a velcro-wrapped remote. No motion-activated couches are necessary, I guess.

It’s a nice gesture, assuming NASA actually goes for it—just as long as my bill doesn’t have any new ISS charges.

A bit more reasonable, DirecTV recently announced plans to offer a total of 100 HD channels by the end of 2008.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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