"Facebook broadcasts live from space"
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Facebook broadcasts live from space
Ladies and gentlemen, we are broadcasting live from space.
Facebook CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg posted a call from the International Space Station.
Speaking to three NASA and ASA astronauts, on Facebook live of course.
All right, so let's take questions from the thread, and by the way it's awesome to see the microphone just flying around over there.
That is not something that I'm used to, even in our virtual reality lab, where we can make stuff like that, we just haven't yet Hundreds of users posted questions before the event, and Zuckerberg even took a few fun ones.
And is astronaut ice cream a real thing?
We know that the astronaut ice cream that you buy in the gift store, that powdery stuff, yeah that's not real.
Broadcasting live from the ISS is also a part of the Facebook CEO's big space push.
In April 2016 he announced he was on the board of the Breakthrough Starshot project alongside Stephen Hawking and physicist Yuri Milner.
Breakthrough Starshot will develop a proof of concept fleet of tiny spacecraft to reach Alpha Centauri 4.37 light years away.
One the mothership with a tiny spacecraft reaches orbit lasers on Earth focus a light beam on their scale to get them up to speed.
Who know, in 20 years we might even see our first [INAUDIBLE] from our closest star system.
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