NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson to speak to viewers in first 4K livestream from space today

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At 1:30 p.m. EDT (11:p.m. India Time) on Wednesday, April 26, Whitson – currently commander of Expedition 51 – will take viewers 250 miles off the Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) in the first 4K video live from space.

New Delhi: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who broke the record on Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a US astronaut, will on Wednesday speak to viewers in the highest resolution video ever broadcast live from space.

At 1:30 p.m. EDT (11:p.m. India Time) on Wednesday, April 26, Whitson – currently commander of Expedition 51 – will take viewers 250 miles off the Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) in the first 4K video live from space.

During this event, Whitson will speak with Sam Blackman, chief executive officer and co-founder of AWS Elemental, via an ultra-high-definition (UHD) broadcast transmitted in 4K from the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas.

In partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the conversation with Whitson will take place as part of a NAB Show panel called: “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood.”

The panel will explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level, and will be moderated by Carolyn Giardina, technology editor for the Hollywood Reporter.

Whitson celebrated her new feat with a special ‘Earth-to-space’ phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins.

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