Third Rock Radio show broadcasts from space
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NASA will make a different kind of history today, when an astronaut/DJ will host an Internet radio show from 240 miles above Earth. Talk about your remote broadcasts.
Astronaut Joe Acaba will host "The Joe Show: New Rock From Space" from aboard the International Space Station. Mr. Acaba will play music and talk about his experiences aboard the Space Station.
The two-hour special streams today at 4 p.m.
"The Joe Show" is carried on online radio station Third Rock Radio ("America's Space Station"), a 24/7 new rock online station produced by NASA and RFC Media, a Houston-based company that creates customized radio stations for businesses and organizations.
Today's "Joe Show" is a one-time broadcast, but Third Rock is using it as a test model for possible future specials, using other NASA astronauts and scientists on the ground as guest hosts.
Third Rock Radio launched in December 2011. Its mission is to reach young listeners and spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
But it's also worth listening to musically. The playlist explores the frontiers of new and indie rock and is a good way to discover new music and artists. The lineup includes bands such as The Black Keys, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Muse and Blind Pilot. Unlike some online radio channels that play music nonstop, Third Rock has announcers and sounds like a polished mainstream radio format.
Third Rock radio streams on the Third Rock Radio site www.thirdrockradio.net and on the NASA home page www.nasa.gov. Mobile users can listen using the TuneIn app, which is available in the Google Play and iTunes app stores.
First Published August 3, 2012 12:00 am