What's The Moon's Wifi Password?
Next time you have trouble connecting to wifi here on Earth, take solace in the fact that you would not have that problem on moon. Not only is the moon now a wifi hotspot, the speed of the internet on the moon is ultra fast. NASA and MIT researchers recently debuted a new rig that uses pulses of laser light to transport data from Earth to the moon 238,900 miles away. It's possible to get 19.44 megabits per second upload speed on the moon, which is near the fastest speeds you can get on Earth.
Key Facts In This Video
The International Space Station gets 10 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. (0:40)
The Mars Curiosity rover can communicate with its orbiting partner Odyssey at around 250 Kbps. (0:56)
Radio communication in space may soon be replaced with video chat and Internet technology. (2:00)