NASA Showcases First-Ever Live 4K Video Stream From Space

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) debuted the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during the NAB Super Session “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood.” NASA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Dr. Peggy Whitson and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer conversed with Amazon Web Services Elemental CEO and Co-founder Sam Blackman live from the ISS and in 4K video. Following a conversation about the essential role video plays in facilitating the missions of NASA, the astronauts demonstrated experiments made possible in a zero-gravity environment.

The National Association of Broadcasters announced preliminary registered attendance of 103,443 for the 2017 NAB Show, the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. The exhibition featured 1,806 companies spanning 1,091,792 net square feet of exhibit space.

"Once again, NAB Show was a  premier destination for content creators, producers and distributors exploring the evolving world of media, entertainment and technology," said NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton.