If you are passionate about everything related to astronomy and space travel, thanks to the technology you will be able to be a little closer to NASA astronauts. And the US space agency, in collaboration with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Elemental, will make Wednesday, April 26, the first live 4K video broadcast from space.
The retransmission, which is part of the annual NAB Show, will take place from the International Space Station (ISS), located 400 km from Earth.
At the event, Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer, NASA astronauts at the ISS, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood,” in which space agency scientists will talk With filmmakers and technology industry leaders about how the cloud and new imaging technologies have brought scientific research and film production to the next level.
The panel will be moderated by Hollywood Reporter technology editor Carolyn Giardina and will also feature Tracy Caldwell Dyson and NASA’s Rodney Grubbs, Bernauta McDaid of Bau Entertainment, Khawaja Shams of AWS Elemental and Dave McQueeney of IBM Watson.
In order to be able to broadcast live 4K video from space, AWS Elemental, which is Amazon’s media services company, will carry the signal from a 4K camera located on the ISS to the Johnson Space Center, and from there To the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The broadcast can be followed live from anywhere in the world through this link and will start at 19:30 hours (Spanish peninsular hour).