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S1 E7 - Will space tourists have internet?

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Show notes:

In Episode 6, we explored if we could travel to space from India. In this bonus episode, we hear what the future of the internet could be like - in our solar system. Will we be able to watch Netflix on Mars, stream Youtube videos, chat with family and friends on Earth and livestream?

Episode features Dr. Abhijeet Borkar, an astrophysicist at the Astronomy Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Imagined Tomorrow is created and hosted by Shreya Dasgupta. Intro and outro music is by Abhijit Shylanath. Abhishek Madan is the official feedback-provider of script and sound. Get in touch via Twitter, or email

Episode music

Interlude music bits from Pixabay. Includes pieces by nojisuma and ZakharValaha.

Episode artwork

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

If you want to delve further:

How one stupid tweet blew up Justine Sacco’s Life. Read here

First live tweet from space.

NASA extends the World Wide Web out into space. Read here

The internet in space? Slow as dial up. Read here

NASA Laser Communications Innovations: A Timeline. Read here

NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon. Read here

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon. Read here

SpaceX will build Starlink-like constellation around Mars, its president says. Read here

Transcript (coming soon)

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