First ‘Facebook Live’ video launch
in space for ISS astronauts

June 1 2016 6:49 PM

“Facebook Live”, the video feature of the social media giant, is space-bound and will broadcast astronauts working from the International Space Station (ISS), according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post on his account on Wednesday, June 1.

In Philippine time, the video may be viewed from 12:00 midnight to 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2.

Zuckerberg encouraged his followers to leave their questions for the astronauts on his comment thread or the official event page.

When the video goes live, Zuckerberg said he would chat with the astronauts, hoping to answer the following questions:

“What is it like to live and work in microgravity orbiting the Earth? What sorts of out-of-this-world science is underway in the space station’s laboratories? How does the research in space help prepare to send humans on a Journey to Mars?”

As of posting time, Zuckerberg’s announcement has gained 238,000 likes, 20,000 comments, and over 15,000 shares.

Thumbnail image from NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (nasa.gov)

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