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discovery+ announces coverage of Blue Origin’s space launch

The show documents Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos’ first flight to space.

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Mumbai: discovery+ India on Friday has announced the coverage of Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos’ first flight to space made on 20 July. 

The show, ‘Jeff Bezos In Space: Blue Origin Takes Flight’ is anchored by The Washington Post’s Libby Casey and Discovery’s Chris Jacobs. It also features on-the-ground analysis from The Washington Post’s space industry reporter Christian Davenport and commentaries from astronaut Leland Melvin, Dr Ellen Stofan - the Smithsonian’s Undersecretary for Science and Research, and a team of experts from the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

‘Jeff Bezos in Space: Blue Origin Takes Flight’ highlights the morning’s event, along with interviews from after the launch, behind-the-scenes material and background stories of Blue Origins and Jeff Bezos. 

"We are delighted to be joining forces with The Washington Post to once again cover the next major chapter in space advancement,” said Science channel, executive vice president of multiplatform programming, factual & head of content, Scott Lewers. “With no on-site public viewing areas in the vicinity of the launch site, this premiere continues discovery+ mission to bring the world to our viewers."

“The Washington Post has made a distinct investment in live coverage of major news events, drawing in tens of millions of viewers to its programs featuring the latest developments alongside real-time analysis and commentary from our top journalists,” added The Washington Post’s director of editorial video, Micah Gelman. “After the success of our joint coverage of SpaceX’s first crewed mission last summer, we are thrilled to be partnering with Discovery and Science Channels once again to bring this historic launch to the eyes of Americans nationwide as the appetite for space tourism intensifies.”

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