NASA is Launching its Own Streaming Platform

NASA is launching its very own on-demand streaming platform. Called NASA+, it will incorporate all of the live broadcasts it already does but will also show original documentaries.

To mark the launch of NASA+, new informational television shows will be debuted on the service which will be free and run without ads.

The streaming service will be available through NASA’s iOS and Android apps on mobile devices. Desktop users will be able to access it via web browsers and media players like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV will host the app.

“Our vision is to inspire humanity through a unified, world-class NASA web experience,” says Jeff Seaton, chief information officer at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.

“NASA’s legacy footprint presents an opportunity to dramatically improve the user experience for the public we serve. 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.”

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The new digital experience will give space enthusiasts updates from the space agency’s many missions, including Artemis which aims to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon.

“We’re putting space on demand and at your fingertips with NASA’s new streaming platform,” says 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.”

NASA will draw upon its many agencies that work within the science organization, drawing upon their multimedia libraries that will be available on NASA+. The space agency says it wants to share science, research, exploration, and innovation with the world through cohesive platforms.

“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,” adds Nicky Fox, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.

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