Mark Zuckerberg to host Facebook Live chat with the International Space Station

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is set to host Facebook Live’s most ambitious real-time stream yet, as he gears up for a chat with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

On Wednesday (1 June) the social network’s founder will speak with Nasa astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams, as well as ESA starman Tim Peake (pictured). Fans will be asked to submit questions and watch the call live via Nasa’s Facebook page.

The stream follows on from a recent Snapchat story posted by Nasa to mark its 100,000th orbit around the earth.

The astronauts onboard the vessel have been particularly active on social media, with Peak using live video links to run the London marathon and present a Brit award from 250km above earth’s surface.

Brands such as McDonald’s and Benefit have been making use of Facebook Live to help engage followers via real-time video, but the latest intergalatic stunt from Facebook looks to be its most elaborate yet.

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