Scott reports that NASA is going to do the first ever, live 4K stream from Space. They will be sending it to earth at 18MB/s which Scott says is really small. The backend is being handled by Amazon's Elemental streaming and cloud based processing division, which will stream it online via H.265 HEVC and then transcoded into H.264. So to watch it online, you'll need at least 45MBps of bandwidth.
44 years ago today, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Leo wonders though -- what has mankind done since to equal it?
George says that SpaceCraft 3D is a very cool app for iOS. Leo says it's really cool because it uses augmented reality to make the rovers appear on your space as you interact with them. And it's free!
With it's complicated sky crane design, everyone was going through the Seven Minutes of Terror that was the landing of the Mars Curiosity. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory stuck the landing and now Curiosity is roving around Mars. The Mars Science Lab (Curiosity) is the size of a car and is packed with all kinds of experiments.