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NASA and Amazon announce first-ever 4K Ultra HD livestream from space

The International Space Station is about to get its crispest close-up yet.

Apr 13, 2017, 2:26 pm*

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Kahron Spearman 

Kahron Spearman

NASA is teaming up with Amazon Web Services to bring you a 4K Ultra HD livestream from space. The co-production will be hosted from Las Vegas during at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson, commander of Expedition 51, will speak from the International Space Station. The production will the main event of a panel called, get this, “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood.”

The whole show starts on April 26, at 10:30am PT, and will be free in 4K and other down-converted HD resolutions. NASA’s use of upper-tier media “[enhances] its ability to observe, uncover and adapt new knowledge of orbital and deep space,” the agency said.

The event will come on the heels of a major NASA press conference Thursday discussing new information about ocean worlds in our solar system examined by the Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini spacecraft.

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*First Published: Apr 11, 2017, 1:59 pm