NASA has announced a new streaming service, set to include NASA’s Emmy Award-winning live space coverage as well as a new original video series, called NASA+ — and it will be free.
The space organization took to Instagram to announce the streaming service alongside a little teaser for the platform. The caption announced the platform along with: “More space. More rockets. More science. More missions. More NASA. All in one place.”
The agency continued to explain the accessibility of the platform, being available for iOS and Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and via the web. The platform does not have a precise launch date yet, but it is allegedly coming soon. Audiences can download the NASA app and sign up to be one of the first to get NASA+.
Multiple executives from NASA Headquarters have given statements about the new streaming service, coming soon. Nicky Fox, Associate Administrator of Science Mission Directorate, explained the content on the service as all encompassing, “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.”
Chief Information Officer at NASA Headquarters, Jeff Seaton, also spoke about the goal of the new platform. He said: “Our vision is to inspire humanity through a unified, world-class NASA web experience. 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.”
NASA+ will be available within the next few months, and can be found on the app store of most major platforms as well as on the NASA government website. As Marc Etkind, Associate Director in the Office of Communications at NASA Headquarters, said, NASA+ will help the agency to “better tell the stories of how NASA explores the unknown in air and space, inspires through discovery, and innovates for the benefit of humanity.”