Facebook’s live video streaming service is getting a major upgrade. A few months after the company enabled almost anybody to livestream whatever using a myriad of compatible devices, the social network is now taking the feature even further by allowing 360 degree livestreams.
To demonstrate the Live 360 video, Facebook has partnered with National Geographic by going live in 360 video at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, on December 13 at 12pm PT (4am PH time). The event will document the emergence of 7 scientists from simulated Mars isolation, who have been isolated from humanity for 80 days as part of reasearch work into the possible conditions that human colonizers will face once man attempts to colonize the red planet. They will take you behind the scenes to explore the living quarters, see how the scientists suit up in their space suits, and take a rover out for a spin across the Martian landscape. This first Live 360 will also include a Q&A with a line-up of science experts, writers and thinkers, and will take questions from the Facebook audience.