Mark Zackerberg to chat with ISS astronauts on June 1 via Facebook Live


Washington: Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg will call the three astronauts currently in residence on the International Space Station (ISS) on June 1. The call will happen at 12:55 p.m. EDT and the Earth-to-space Facebook live event can be watched on NASA’s Facebook page.

In a 20-minute Facebook Live video call with two NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams, and a European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake, Zuckerberg will ask questions and use the service to enable viewers to livestream themselves.

One question that may be of interest to ask is the success the astronauts are having with growing vegetables on the ISS, as shown by Peake on Twitter, with its reference to the SciFi film The Martian.

The ISS serves as the world's leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including asteroids and Mars.