NASA has partnered with Amazon Web Services to present a live feed from approximately 250 miles above Earth as part of a panel discussion that will be aired April 26 at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Variety reported Tuesday.
Todd Spangler writes AWS will use its Elemental software, currently used on board the International Space Station and at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, to live-stream a video from space during the event.
AWS’ CloudFront Content Delivery Network will offer live-streaming access in 4K and HD resolutions while Roberts Communications Network will provide satellite downlink truck to transmit the feed from Johnson Space Center to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Peggy Whitson, a NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander, will communicate with Sam Blackman, AWS Elemental co-founder and CEO, via an ultra-high-definition broadcast of the forum, entitled “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” panel, the space agency said Tuesday.
NASA noted that panelist will discuss the use of advanced imaging and cloud technologies for scientific research and filmmaking applications.
Members of the panel also include:
- Bernadette McDaid, head of development, virtual and augmented reality at Bau Entertainment
- Dave McQueeney, senior principal investigator at IBM’s Watson group
- Khawaja Shams, vice president of engineering at AWS Elemental
- Rodney Grubbs, imagery experts program manager at NASA
- Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a NASA astronaut
Interested viewers can watch the panel discussion for free via the AWS website.