In honor of NASAs successful shuttle mission to the International Space Station, DIRECTV is offering their new living space aboard the orbital laboratory a complete HD makeover including HD channels, DVR, and a 42-inch flat screen HDTV, so the astronauts can catch up on their favorite shows from space.
Jon Gieselman, senior vice president of marketing for DIRECTV, says their offer is a way of saying thanks to the brave space explorers, and that it only seems fair to make HDTV available to them.
Says Gieselman, Now theyll be able to catch their favorite shows and gossip with their families about whats happening on Desperate Housewives. Theres nothing better than coming back from a dangerous space mission, kicking off your boots, and watching really good TV. Itll be a perfect way for them to enjoy their down time.
And while the HDTV set-up will give astronauts a wealth of programming options, Gieselman believes the space specialists will be tuning into The Sci-Fi Channel, sports, and Discovery Channels Mars mission updates the most.
He jokes, Maybe on those crazy Friday nights up there theyll even tune into those karaoke singing shows.
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