In space, no one can hear you scream – unless you’re Facebook.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be conducting the company’s first live Q&A stream from space with the International Space Station this week.
Zuck isn’t actually going to space himself – instead, he’ll be streaming from the Facebook headquarters and asking the astronauts up at the ISS questions from followers. The Facebook Live video is expected to start at 9:55 AM PT on June 1st.
You can also catch the stream from NASA’s Facebook page to learn more about upcoming projects from the ISS labs, the human journey to Mars, and all other kinds of science-y fun. Some of the questions submitted include:
- “How fast is the internet connection onboard on the ISS? I’m interested to see how it can support a livestream.”
- “Does looking out and seeing the earth from space change your perspective or view on humanity?”
- “[Have the astronauts] read Seveneves by Neal Stephenson? In the story the ISS becomes the only place where the human race survives. Have they thought about this scenario? And how would they feel if it ever came true?”
- “[Are you] able to watch Game of Thrones in space? If not, please give me your coordinates”
And of course, an inevitable dirty question too long for me to edit for brevity’s sake:
The call is expected to last just about 20 minutes, however, so if you have a question you really want answered, best submit it now to Zuck’s page and hope that it gets enough attention.
As an aside, doesn’t the “Going Live” on Zuck’s poster look like YouTube’s logo?
Akin is the author of the book "THE INTERNET: a town square for the global village.