NASA is set to launch its very own streaming platform, NASA+, during the summer season. While the space agency currently live streams launches and other events on its website, NASA+ will go beyond live broadcasts and offer a collection of original video series.
Some of the initial shows on the platform will be entirely new titles debuting alongside the service.
What’s even more exciting is that NASA+ will be free of charge and ad-free, making it the ultimate destination for binge-watching NASA and space-related content.
This streaming service will be accessible through NASA’s iOS and Android apps on mobile devices.
Users will also have the convenience of accessing it via desktop and mobile browsers, as well as streaming shows on demand through media players like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV.
Marc Etkind, representing NASA’s Office of Communications, expressed, “We’re making space accessible on demand with NASA’s new streaming platform. By transforming our digital presence, we can effectively share the stories of NASA’s exploration of the unknown in air and space, inspire through discoveries, and innovate for the betterment of humanity.”
In addition to introducing its own streaming service, NASA is revamping its entire digital presence.
Currently, the agency is working on enhancing its web and app experience, aiming to consolidate information about missions, research projects, and updates on the Artemis program, among other things.
While NASA has multiple websites for different programs and divisions, the new experience will incorporate content from several of them. It will also feature integrated navigation and a search function to facilitate easy access to information across NASA’s websites.
The beta version of the upgraded web experience is already available for exploration, with plans to connect more libraries and websites even after its full launch.