Get psyched for the highest-definition livestream from space


Astronaut Peggy Whitson read aboard the International Space Station .

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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is about to set yet another gap flight first when she performs in the first-ever ultra high-definition livestream from gap on April 26.

Sure, this is no longer as impressive as her preserve for the first female astronaut to require the International Space Station twice. Nor is it as noteworthy as the record she is poised to shatter on April 24 for the cumulative time spent in space by any American astronaut.

The standing record is 534 cumulative days in space, held by NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams, and the 56 -year-old Whitson is set to pass that on April 24.

Still, the livestream will be a compelling, new method to wreak the public into the Space Station environment and show off the work undertaken 250 miles above Earth.

The livestream, mounted for 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on April 26, will be part of the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Amazon Web Services will livestream the happening.

According to a press release, inventions capable of registering 4K ultra high-definition material are necessary in order get the full experience, but lower resolution streams will be providing information on NASA’s Facebook page, the agency’s website, as well as NASA TV.

An ultra high-definition video encoder and a RED Epic Dragon Digital Cinema camera were sent to the Space Station aboard a Japanese cargo skill in December.

While this is likely to be the most important one resolution livestream from gap to year, the gap bureau has released 4K videos filmed on board the Space platform before.

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