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Science Channel lines up special about Rosetta probe’s crash

Science Channel will cover the end of the European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission with a special set to air the same day the space probe is due to crash into Comet 67.
September 22, 2016

Science Channel will cover the end of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission with a special set to air on Sept. 30 at 10 p.m.

Death of a Comet: The Rosetta Mission will broadcast the same day the space probe is due to crash into Comet 67, the celestial body it was sent to study in 2004.

Ten years later, the probe began orbiting the comet and its lander vehicle Philae deployed, but did not land properly. The ESA subsequently lost contact with the lander, recently located it.

The program is being produced by Exploration Production Inc (EPI), which also produced the 2014 special Landing on a Comet – Rosetta Mission for Science Channel. Dr. Dan Riskin is hosting. Death of a Comet will capture Rosetta’s death crash and reveal the last bit of science it beams back to earth.

It will feature interviews with experts and scientists and engineers that worked on the mission, as well as photos of the comet and other information gleaned over the past two years including the discovery of organic molecules that many scientists believe could be the cause of how life evolved on earth.

Kelly McKeown is executive producer for EPI and  Kyle McCabe is exec producing for the network.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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