First ever 4K video live stream from space to happen on April 26

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International Space Station, ISS

First ever 4K video live stream from space will be happening through video feed from the International Space Station on April 26 when NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson will take viewers more than 400 km off the Earth.

According to NASA the first ever 4K video stream from space will happen at 1:30pm EDT (11pm IST) during a session at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas.

Through the 4K live stream, NASA is enhancing its ability to observe, uncover and adapt new knowledge of orbital and deep space. To experience the full effect online, devices capable of viewing 4K UHD content will be required, however, lower resolution streams of the live broadcast will be available on NASA Television, NASA’s Facebook page and the agency’s website, the US space agency said.

The conversation with Whitson will take place as part of a 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.

The panel is co-produced by NAB Show, NASA, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), and will explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are taking scientific research and filmmaking to the next level.

During this event , Whitson will speak with Sam Blackman, CEO of AWS Elemental.

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