Interplanetary internet: Nasa tests out space communication system by firing lasers at the moon

Nasa hopes the technology will one day allow it to broadcast 3D video from other planets - and let astronauts keep up with their favourite TV shows.


Firing lasers at the moon may seem a little harsh - but NASA says it could lead to a whole new way to communicate in space.

If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to another planet but still being able to watch the football on a Saturday afternoon, then NASA's latest mission could be good news.