NASA are launching themselves into the streaming service universe: The space agency has announced that its new platform, NASA+, will debut sometime later this year.
The ad-free, no cost, family-friendly streaming service will give users simpler access to NASA’s live coverage and original video series that give an inside look at NASA’s missions: “We’re putting space on demand and at your fingertips with NASA’s new streaming platform,” reads a statement from Marc Etkind, associate administrator, Office of Communications, NASA Headquarters. “Transforming our digital presence will help us better tell the stories of how NASA explores the unknown in air and space, inspires through discovery, and innovates for the benefit of humanity.”
You’ll be able to access NASA+ via the NASA App on iOS and Android, as well as on streaming media players such as Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV. Additionally, users can also access it on the web across desktop devices, via the brand-new site they’re beta testing now.
Adds Nicky Fox, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters: “From exoplanet research to better understanding Earth’s climate and the influence of the Sun on our planet along with exploration of the solar system, our new science and flagship websites, as well as forthcoming NASA+ videos, showcases our discovery programs in an interdisciplinary and crosscutting way, ultimately building stronger connections with our visitors and viewers.”
See a very dramatic trailer for NASA+ below.
While a streaming service sounds like a pretty good idea for NASA, one scientist there last year proposed the idea of sending nude photos to aliens.