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NASA Plans To Broadcast 4K Live Stream From Space On April 26

Apr 12, 2017 08:31 PM EDT

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Nowadays most of the people are upgrading their television to 4K to get the best viewing experience, especially for movies, sports, and gaming. Now, for those people who owns a 4K UHD t.v and also fascinated about space, are going to get a good news. On Wednesday, April 26th NASA is going to broadcast stunning live footage of ISS in 4K.

Gadgets 360 reported that NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander of International Space Station, Peggy Whitson would host the streaming and the overall process would at ISS, 250 miles above the Earth. However, there are several space videos have been made before in 4K, but it would be live that never happened before.

According to Engadget, the entire broadcasting event would take place at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas on April 26, 13:30 EDT(1730 GMT). The NAB officials said in a statement,“ NASA has been a pioneer in the application of advanced media, including 4K video. By streaming real-time video that captures images four times the resolution of current HD technology”.

To get the best viewing experience in full resolution, viewers need to have a 4K capable television or other displays with UHD resolution. However, NASA won't disappoints those enthusiasts who don’t have 4K televisions. They will also broadcast in a lower resolution on NASA Televisions and their official Facebook page and website.

Amazon’s CloudFront Content Delivery Network (CDN) or Amazon Web Services (AWS), and will explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level. During the live shooting, Whitsone will converse with Sam Blackman, CEO of AWS Elemental. NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, NASA imagery expert Rodney Grubbs, and Dave McQueeny from the IBM Watson Group will also join the conversation while filming. 128

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