NBC News plans ‘Space is Awesome’ stream to mark lunar eclipse

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Timed to the total lunar eclipse, NBC News’ “Space is Awesome” digital special will take a broad look at space and why it still remains a mystery to the many scientists who study it:

  • Simone Boyce, a new host of the upcoming NBC News streaming network, will anchor the show.
  • A panel of scientists will discuss why the eclipse occurs and its history.
  • Boyce will interview Princeton University-based female astrophysicists and professors about how they are making waves in a male-dominated industry.
  • Guests will discuss the proposed “Space Force” and the role it could play in international space relations, as well as the future of American space travel, according to NBC.
  • As a social exclusive on NBC News social channels, Justin Chapple, culinary director for Food & Wine, will taste-test and discuss space food with Boyce.
  • The “Space is Awesome” digital special is part of NBC News Digital’s effort to experiment with programming for a streaming news network. Simone Boyce is a new host for the network, along with executive producers Christine Cataldi and Erica Fink.