This is the cool sort of thing its worth paying your taxes for. Can't wait for the first on the ground pics
The Philae lander’s science centre has had its first data update from the spacecraft, which has sent the first of many images, along with data, from its scientific instruments. El Reg's space vulture Brid-Aine Parnell reports from mission command at the ESA ops complex at Darmstadt, Germany. Philae snaps Rosetta spacecraft …
Erm no, but you can have someone who can inform the viewers of the different stages and what the Control folks are looking/waiting for. The Mars lander coverage was fantastic for this, really added to the occasion to know what was going on rather than 6 people standing around looking nervous for 40 minutes then punching the air all of a sudden.
Just looked rather amateurish....and they had 10 years to prepare for it.
Come back James Burke or the likes of Raymond Baxter.
Actually a Brit.
Just looked very amateur and they missed a great opportunity to try to make it look interesting and informative to a wider audience. Just needed one of the team to comment on what was going on from time to time, what they expected, what was going on around them and 500 million miles away.
At a time when science and space research needs all the help it can get, they managed to make it look really really dull.