Peggy Whitson to Host First Ever 4K Live Stream from Space

NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson to take viewers 400 km away from earth. The first ever 4K video live streams from space to the International Space Station will be live on April 26. The broadcast will take place at 1:30 p.m. EDT (11:00 PM in india) during a session at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas.

“The US space agency is a pioneer in the application of advanced media — including 4K. By streaming real-time video that captures images four times the resolution of current HD technology, NASA is enhancing its ability to observe, uncover and adapt new knowledge of orbital and deep space,” the National Association of Broadcasters mentioned in a statement.

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The full effect can be experienced online with 4K UHD content devices. The US space agency streams the lower resolution live broadcast on the NASA television, NASA’s Facebook page, and the website.

The panel “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will have a conversation with Whitson. The panel will explore about how the cloud technologies and advanced imaging are taking the filmmaking and scientific research to a next level. Carolyn Giardina, the technology editor for Hollywood Reporter, will moderate the same.

The panel is co-produced by NASA, NAB Show, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Whitson will speak with Sam Blackman, CEO of AWS Elemental during this event. Besides this, Peggy Whitson, soon to become the most experienced US astronaut in terms of time spent in space.

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