First 4K Live Stream from Space and Eye Studies for Crew

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NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer talk live to panelists at the National Association of Broadcasters using 4K ultra-high-defintion streaming technology for the first time.

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer live-streamed a broadcast from space today using 4K ultra-high-definition technology for the first time. The duo called down to the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas to demonstrate the advanced technology and promote space science and filmmaking.

Expedition 51 worked throughout Wednesday on a variety of microgravity research and spaceship unpacking. The five crew members also conducted vision checks while their newest pair continued getting up to speed on International Space Station systems.

French astronaut Pesquet joined Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy for ultrasound scans and eye exams in the morning. The two crewmates are participating in a study to understand and offset the headward fluid shifts in space that are known to affect vision.

Pesquet got together at the end of the day with Whitson and Jack Fischer for more eye checks with guidance from doctors on the ground. Whitson also studied how astronauts adapt to touchscreen interfaces. Fischer spent a few hours swapping sample cartridges in a high-temperature furnace lab facility.

Veteran cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin continued offloading cargo from the new Soyuz MS-04 crew ship. Pesquet also transferred new science and crew supplies from the Cygnus resupply ship. Yurchikhin and Fischer are continuing to adapt to living and working aboard the station having been in space less than week.


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12 thoughts on “First 4K Live Stream from Space and Eye Studies for Crew

    1. Mark Garcia Post author

      Delay was the time it took to process the video through the onboard encoder before it went through the usual communication paths to the ground.

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    1. Mark Garcia Post author

      Delay was the time it took to process the video through the onboard encoder before it went through the usual communication paths to the ground.

      Reply
  1. Karen Devine

    Can we see a 24/7 live feed of the Earth from the ISS? That would be so awesome! Thanks

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  2. hayven

    Why does the picture from the ISS get fuzzy sometimes? My cable never does that,is someone doing this weekend purpose?

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