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Vice News Takes One Giant Leap With ‘The New Space Race,’ A New Live Show On Twitter

Vice News Takes One Giant Leap With ‘The New Space Race,’ A New Live Show On Twitter

With billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos re-igniting interest in space exploration, Vice News is tapping into that enthusiasm with the launch of The New Space Race, a live Twitter show about the next frontier. Twenty-four-year-old nuclear physics prodigy Taylor Wilson will host the program, which follows the scientists at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab as they prepare for InSight’s historic Mars landing on Nov. 26. The 13-episode series concludes with a live broadcast of the Mars landing from inside Mission Control at Jpl in Pasadena. The show airs at 2 pm Eastern on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning on Oct. 16. “We’ve been looking to do a formal live show for a while,” said ViceNews.com Editor-in-Chief Ryan McCarthy. “We’ve been talking to Twitter for over a year about this.” Vice News is know for its live journalism, collecting an Emmy Award for its coverage of the white supremacist

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