NASA is bringing the Milky Way to your living room.
The space agency is rolling out its first on-demand streaming service next week, in a bid to make information more accessible to the masses.
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The service will be available on most major platforms via the NASA App. It can also be accessed via streaming players such as Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV. This means you can watch the agency’s content on your TV, smartphone, computer, or tablet any time you please. To top it off, NASA+ is free.
“We launch more than rockets,” NASA tweeted on Monday “No subscription required. No ads. No cost. Family friendly! Emmy-winning live shows. Original series. On most major platforms.”
NASA announced it was revamping its digital platforms in July. The plan involved refreshing the website, upgrading the NASA app, and launching the streaming service. The agency believes the changes will dramatically improve the user experience and ensure content can be
“Modernizing our main websites from a technology standpoint and streamlining how the public engages with our content online are critical first steps in making our agency’s information more accessible, discoverable, and secure,” Jeff Seaton, NASA’s chief information officer, said in a statement earlier this year.
There should be plenty of new NASA content to digest, too. The agency embarked on a mission to an asteroid that could be worth $10,000 quadrillion this month. It is also currently preparing for the first manned lunar mission since 1972. (Artemis II is aiming to send four astronauts around the moon in 2024, while Artemis III hopes to get the first woman and first person of color on the moon in 2025.)
In addition, astronauts are testing a new camera to capture the upcoming crewed landing, meaning the footage on NASA+ could be some of the best yet. You can see what else the agency is working on here.