Mark Stevens and his research team at MIT recently broke a networking speed record beaming high definition video from the earth to the moon.
Explains Wired about the implications of the new technology, “You can think about this as one really big Wi-Fi connection. No, astronauts can’t use it to watch Netflix from the surface of the moon. But the technology could soon send scientific research data between earth and the moon far more quickly. It could help astronauts and scientists living and working on space stations maintain better contact with family down here. And there’s no reason it couldn’t beam up their favorite TV shows too.”
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