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Nasa and Amazon to livestream the first 4K video from space


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

April 12, 2017 | 2 min read

Nasa is to stream real time 4K video from the International Space Station (ISS) in a move underlining advances, and potential of cloud and imaging technology.

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Amazon Web Service's first livestream

From 250 miles above Earth, Nasa astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson will converse with Sam Blackman, Amazon Web Services Elemental chief executive and co-founder who will host a panel in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Wednesday 26 April.

The panel, entitled Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood, is co-produced by Nab show, is looks to explore how cloud tech and advanced imaging can enhance everything from space travel to film making.

Also on the panel is Nasa astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Rodney Grubbs, NASA Imagery Experts program manager, Bernadette McDaid, head of development, virtual reality and augmented reality at Bau Entertainment, Khawaja Shams, vice president of engineering for AWS Elemental and Dave McQueeney, senior principal investigator for the IBM Watson Group

The public can watch the live-stream here.

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