NASA establishes speed record for data transmission from the moon

10/25/2013 | TG Daily

Thanks to NASA, it's now possible to live-stream a football game from the moon, should one ever be played there. By using lasers instead of radio waves, the space agency managed to beat its own data speed record, achieving download speeds -- from the moon back to Earth -- of 622 Mbps as part of its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration. "LLCD is the first step on our roadmap toward building the next generation of space communication capability," said Badri Younes, deputy associate administrator for space communications and navigation at NASA.

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