Mobile space junkies rejoice! Tomorrow’s launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (still on schedule for Friday, June 8, at 7:38 pm EDT at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida) is being shown on Space.com as well as on Space2Phone.com. By pointing your cell phone’s WAP browser to wap.space2phone.com you’ll be able to watch the ship blast off for the 21st U.S. mission to the International Space Station. Unfortunately, there are a few obstacles.
This launch is only available to Sprint and T-Mobile users and of course requires streaming video capabilities on your phone and a network service plan. Also, it ain’t free: A subscription to Space2Phone’s mobile portal is $2.49 per month. The subscription does include a bunch of other things, but if you just want to watch the launch non-subscribers can watch on a pay-per-view basis.
BTW, in case you were curious, the mobile video of the launch is made possible by the emoveo mobile software platform developed by Germany-based Dynetic Mobile Solutions.