WATCH: The first-ever Facebook Live video to outerspace
MANILA, Philippines – This Facebook Live is out of this world... literally!
On Tuesday, June 2, at 12:57 am (local time), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg connected to the International Space Station using Facebook Live.
In the video, NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams, and the European Space Agency's Tim Peake are seen floating in the ISS and answering Zuckerberg's questions in real time.
In the first Facebook Live video to space, the conversation revolved around a range of topics.
The astronauts talked about the scientific research done on the ISS such as studies on the effects of zero gravity on a number of physical phenomena (combustion, fluid flow, microbiology, etc) as well as the negative effects it has on the human body,
They also discussed the technology being developed to send humans to Mars and the rest of space, things that surprised them about space training and being in space, and even what astronauts do for fun on the ISS.
Viewers also found out how different food and drinks taste in space. "Most of us like to have spicier food up here, the food can taste a little bland so we'll spice it up on our own... We have a wide variety of food on board... so the food up here is very, very good."
The almost 20-minute video currently has over 3.6 million views and over 38,000 shares.
For those wondering how the call to the ISS was made possible, Zuckerberg posted a photo of the connection process on his Facebook page.
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