NASA’s Video Streams Didn’t Work During the Mars Press Conference

First the blood moon, now this

This morning NASA announced it had discovered water on Mars, but online viewers were left hanging because the video stream didn't work. (Photo: NASA)

This morning NASA announced it had discovered water on Mars, but online viewers were left hanging because the video stream didn’t work. (Photo: NASA)

This morning, NASA announced the discovery of liquid salt water flowing seasonally on the surface of Mars. And although many people wanted to watch the press conference about this game changing development in space exploration live, they ran into very human error along the way.

The live feed from NASA’s own website froze and experienced other service interruptions during the Mars briefing, as did NASA’s Ustream channel, which was off air for much of the press conference.

Some disgruntled space enthusiasts took to Twitter to vent their frustration, using the promoted hashtag #askNASA to question how an organization that could send man to the moon and find water on Mars couldn’t operate a video stream.

While the NASA feed eventually started running smoothly, the Ustream channel is still offline at this time.

This was the second technical difficulty in 24 hours for NASA—users who tuned into the space agency’s stream of last night’s blood moon couldn’t actually see the moon because of cloud cover.

NASA’s Video Streams Didn’t Work During the Mars Press Conference