NASA beams down duet of video firsts from the ISS in outer space

June 10, 2014 12:53 PM

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NASA beams down duet of video firsts from the ISS in outer space

NASA is making headlines again after successfully transmitting the first high-definition video from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth. The video was sent on June 5, 2014 using a special piece of equipment that utilizes lasers to transmit data from space.

The 148-second “Hello, World!” video message was the first sent by the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS), a laser instrument NASA is utilizing to test communication methods that use higher bandwidth than radio waves.

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