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

The entire event will be available to the public for multiscreen viewing in live 4K and down-converted high definition (HD) video at https://live.awsevents.com/nasa4k.

Through the highest resolution video ever broadcast live from space, NASA has chose to take viewers on a journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

The AWS stream will feature a conversation between NASA's Dr. Peggy Whitson on the station, and an AWS executive at NAB, and basically be used to show off AWS' new Elemental encoding software.

NASA is teaming up with Amazon Web Services to bring you a 4K Ultra HD livestream from space. The panel is created to "explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level", according to a NASA press release.

The panel, titled Reaching for the Stars Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood, will explore how advancing imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level.

The video link also takes advantage of a UHD-ready RED Epic Dragon digital camera aboard the station.

Joining the talk will be astronaut Dr. Tracy Caldwell Dyson, NASA's Imagery Experts Program Manager Rodney Grubbs, head of development for VR & AR at Bau Entertainment, Bernadette McDaid, Khawaja Shams, VP of engineering for AWS Elemental, and senior principal investigator with IBM Watson Group, Dr. Dave McQueeney.

NASA has announced the first ever 4K live stream to be broadcast from space.

To get the full effect of ultra-high-definition video, you'll need a device capable of delivering 4K UHD content (3840 x 2160 pixels).

  • Carolyn Briggs