4K is slowly becoming more popular but there still isn’t that much content out there yet. But nothing beats looking at outer space in the highest resolution there is. That’s why on April 26th, NASA will broadcast the first ever 4K livestream from space, and it’s powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The livestream will take place at 1:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM PDT) on April 26th as part of the NAB Show Super Session:“Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood”.

A recording of the livestream will be available on NASA’s website after it ends. The livestream is meant to show off AWS’ new Elemental encoding software and a 4K livestream is a perfect test for real-time performance.

Space, the final frontier

Also, NASA says they’re excited about the new capability because of what this could mean for real-time remote observation of space via terrestrial monitoring stations. The new technology and software will make it easier for NASA scientists to see even greater detail of what their orbital camera see.

Source: Amazon Web Services via TechCrunch

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