Guests of the Week (4/28/17)
Sam Blackman, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, AWS Elemental, and Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Astronaut
Congratulations Sam and Tracy! You are theCUBE’s Guests of the Week.
Commander and NASA astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson broke a record last week for logging more time in space than any other astronaut in U.S. history. A few days after speaking with President Trump via phone, she added another milestone by live streaming with Sam Blackman, co-founder and chief executive officer of AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company, in the first ultra-HD 4K video stream from space during the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The amount of technology that came into play to make this possible, you know sitting in the conference room at NAB, in the middle of Las Vegas, seeing astronauts 250 miles overhead, going around the earth at 17,000 miles an hour and a seamless, beautiful 4K picture — it was mind blowing,” Blackman said.
Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, had the opportunity to interview Blackman and astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson during the NAB Show shortly after the live stream.