NASA launched its own space Netflix

NASA has just launched its free on-demand streaming service, NASA+, which will stream content from mission documentaries to children's shows.

On November 8th NASA launched its long-anticipated video streaming platform. On the new platform, the agency gives access to live coverage of the agency’s missions and research, along with an original video series showcasing its work.

According to NASA press release, the original NASA+ content will include:

  • A documentary series following each image from the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as a second series highlighting the world’s most powerful space telescope from lab to launch
  • Animated children shows about the planets, mysteries of the universe, and intergalactic worlds
  • A series telling the personal stories of Black NASA astronauts
  • A series that takes viewers behind-the-scenes as a group of scientists work to return America’s first asteroid sample
  • Ultra-high-definition visuals of the cosmos set to a spaced-out soundtrack
  • Spanish-language content, including a series highlighting Hispanic and Latino NASA employees, climate content for kids

“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, showcase our discovery programs in an interdisciplinary and crosscutting way, ultimately building stronger connections with our visitors and viewers,” said Nicky Fox, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.

The platform is accessible worldwide via the NASA App on various devices, including iOS and Android mobile devices, streaming media players like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and both desktop and mobile web browsers. Unlike commercial streaming platforms, NASA+ is ad-free, at no cost, and family-friendly.

“NASA’s new streaming platform and app are where the world can join us as we explore the unknown,” said Marc Etkind, associate administrator at Office of Communications. “NASA is the catalyst behind some of humanity’s greatest stories; and now, with our new digital presence, everyone will have access to these stories 24/7.”

“We’re putting space on demand and at your fingertips with NASA’s new streaming platform,” said 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’s interactive mission coverage has received two Emmy awards in the category of Outstanding Interactive Program. The awarded coverages were of the Mars InSight landing and multimedia coverage of Demonstration Mission 1.

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