NASA Plus: what it is, streaming, subscription, price

NASA Plus: what it is, streaming, subscription, price

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, has announced the launch of a streaming platform to watch documentaries, series, and live launches from your devices. We tell you everything we know so far about NASA+ (Nasa Plus): when it will be released, how to subscribe, and what you can find on it.

What is NASA+?

NASA+ is the US space agency's new streaming service for science content for all those passionate about science, aeronautics, and space missions such as the Artemis lunar exploration. In the words of Jeff Seaton, chief information officer at the agency's Washington headquarters, its goal is "to inspire humanity through a unified, world-class NASA web experience. NASA's legacy footprint presents an opportunity to dramatically improve the user experience for the public we serve. Modernizing our main websites from a technology standpoint and streamlining how the public engages with our content online are critical first steps in making our agency's information more accessible, discoverable, and secure," he said in an official statement. NASA+ will be accessible through a web browser, but will also be available as a mobile app and for smart TV.

The US space agency is taking the opportunity to revamp its digital space. It will have a new website and a new app for Android and iOS. Its main website will showcase information about the agency's missions and research, climate data, Artemis updates, and more, while the new and websites will offer a connected, topic-based experience with an integrated common search engine, navigation, and enhanced publishing capabilities in a modernized and secure web toolset.

When and in which countries will NASA's streaming platform be available?

Following the announcement of this new platform, what is known is that NASA+ is in beta version, which allows users to provide feedback prior to its official launch. This new way to enjoy the beauty of space should arrive in the coming months and will be available in all countries. If you want to be among the first to check it out, click on the link to sign up for NASA beta.

How will the NASA+ subscription work?

NASA+ will be available through the NASA app on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, as well as on streaming media players such as Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV, and on the web from mobile devices and computers. Although no further details are available yet, it is likely to be enough to create a user account to access its catalog of content. 

What kind of content will we be able to see on NASA+?

The platform will initially have videos and content present on the official sites of this popular agency, in order to guarantee easy and integrated access to all the information. We can expect to see documentaries on its missions, educational content, and exclusive programs on various topics related to aeronautics and space. 

From launch, users will have access to Emmy Award-winning Agency Live and other missions through original productions, some of which are still unknown. Eleven programs have been announced so far, including "NASA Talks", "NASA Kids", "The Color of Space", "Space Out", "NASA Explorers", and "Webb Space Telescope". You can also enjoy the incredible images captured by the Artemis lunar telescope in "First Light, Artemis I: Path to the Pad", or "First Light", dedicated to the Chandra Space Telescope in X-ray observation, not to mention programs for children such as "Lucy" and "Mars is Hard".

How much will a NASA+ account cost?

If you are interested in subscribing to NASA+, but don't know what you will do with so many payments to streaming platforms, you won't have to worry: the Space Agency's exclusive content service is completely free. So, what are you waiting for to discover more about the universe?

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