NASA Beams ‘Hello, World!’ HD Video From Space Station Using Laser

June 7, 2014 3:38 PM

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NASA Beams ‘Hello, World!’ HD Video From Space Station Using Laser

A high-definition video with the message, “Hello, World!” travelled 260 miles from space to reach the Earth on Thursday, according to NASA. The space agency successfully beamed the footage from the International Space Station, or ISS, using a new laser technology, in an attempt to explore better ways of communication from the orbit and beyond.

The video was the first 175-megabit transmission for the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science, or OPALS, a new technology to improve data transmission from future spacecraft using higher bandwidth than radio waves, NASA said in a report on Friday.

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