When you Skype future lunar colonists, chances are you'll have a great connection.
NASA has set a new record for data transmission to and from a spacecraft orbiting the moon, beaming info 239,000 miles at a download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps). How does that compare to your lousy Internet connection?
The data was sent to the Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) experiment aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) using a pulsed laser instead of traditional radio waves. … Read more