NASA has shared a trailer highlighting next week’s launch of NASA+, a free video streaming service.
“We launch more than just rockets,” NASA said in a post about the new offering, adding: “No subscription required. No ads. No fees. Family friendly! Emmy-winning live show. Original series. On most major platforms.”
The free streaming service will feature award-winning live coverage, which is currently live on the NASA Live site. NASA+ will also feature original video series about NASA’s various space missions – past, present and future – along with other original content.
The update comes at an exciting time for NASA as it prepares to send the first astronauts to the moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972. Artemis II will send three Americans and one Canadian to fly across the lunar surface next year, followed by Artemis III, which would put the first woman and first person of color on the moon. Astronauts are currently testing a new camera to capture the moon landing, and most of the images captured are sure to be destined for NASA+ and the agency’s updated website and app.
“Our vision is to inspire humanity through a unified, world-class NASA web experience,” Jeff Seaton, NASA chief information officer, said. said earlier this year when news of the update first emerged. “NASA’s legacy footprint presents an opportunity to significantly improve the user experience for the communities we serve. Modernizing our main website from a technology standpoint and simplifying the way people interact with our content online is an important first step in making our agency’s information more accessible, discoverable and secure.”