NASA Makes Space History by Streaming Cat Video from 19 Million Miles Away
NASA beamed an awesome video from space featuring a cat named Taters! Imagine, not your regular cat video, but one sent from a whopping 19 million miles away. That’s like watching your cat play from the moon!
So, NASA used this cool thing called the Deep Space Optical Communications experiment. It’s all about sending super clear videos and data from really, really far away. Taters, the cat, got to show off his laser-chasing skills in style.
Now, why is this a big deal? Well, NASA is gearing up for future space missions with humans. They want to change how we talk and share stuff in space. The experiment used a fancy gadget called a flight laser transceiver to send a quick 15-second video. And get this—it took only 101 seconds for the video to travel all the way back to Earth!
Think about your internet speed at home. NASA’s space video was even faster! They sent the video to a telescope in California and then streamed it “live” to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This is like a giant leap in making space communication better.
Imagine, Taters’ playful antics now part of space history! It’s like sharing your cat’s cuteness with the whole universe. NASA’s not just exploring space; they’re also making sure we can share adorable cat moments, no matter how far away they are!